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5:18 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Romney wins Michigan primary

Mitt Romney says his victory in Michigan’s Republican presidential primary is particularly special to him because he was born and raised in the state. Romney won by a slim margin over his chief opponent Rick Santorum.

Romney acknowledged early in his victory speech that it was a close race. “We didn’t win by a lot, but we won by enough, and that’s all that counts,” Romney said.

But Republican National Committeeman Saul Anuzis says the win is bigger than percentages and numbers. “Well I think this is huge," Anuzis says. "It gets the momentum going in the right way – everybody’s pretty excited about what we ended up doing here.”

Anuzis – a Romney supporter – says winning both Michigan and Arizona is a boon for the Romney campaign as it rolls into Super Tuesday. Ten states are scheduled to hold their contests next week – including Ohio and Romney’s home state of Massachusetts.