Romney Also Wins Arizona

Romney Wins Michigan Primary

By Kurt Deffenbaugh
By Peter Neumann

Romney Wins Michigan Primary

February 28, 2012

MICHIGAN (My TV 20 News at 10) - Mitt Romney has won the Michigan Primary, and coupled with his win in Arizona his Tuesday was a pretty good day.

A strong challenge by Rick Santorum in Michigan made it Romney's race to lose. It is the state where Romney's father once governed. But by a narrow margin, Romney has solidified his position as the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.

The stats:

Mitt Romney: 41%
Rick Santorum: 38%
Ron Paul: 12%
Newt Gingrich: 7%

Gingrich had not campaigned in Michigan but rather has been concentrating on the upcoming primary in his home state of Georgia, where he hopes to revive his campaign.

Southeast Michigan voting:

In southeast Michigan voting, Romney led Wayne County with 43% of the vote, to Santorum's 33%. Paul had 16%, Gingrich 6%.

In Oakland County, Romney got half the vote with 50%, to Santorum's 29%. Paul garnered 11% to 6% for Gingrich.

Santorum won in Monroe County, beating Romney 42-36%. It was Romney 43% to Santorum's 38% in Macomb County. Paul got 12% and Gingrich 7%.

Livingston County Republicans picked Romney 44% to Santorum's 35%. Paul got 11% and Gingrich 8% - which was his best showing in any southeast Michigan county.

In Washtenaw County it was Romney on top with a 43-37% edge over Santorum. Also, Paul got 12% and Gingrich 7%.

State election officials describe Tuesday's as light.

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