Election 2012

Election 2012
2:09 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

State Approves Ballot Effort for Private Casino Expansion

Supporters of casino expansion in Michigan are moving ahead with efforts to put the issue before voters this November.

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Election 2012
6:42 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Elections Panel Gives Go-Ahead to Union Ballot Drives

A pair of measures that would strengthen collective bargaining rights took a small step today toward being on the November ballot. 

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Election 2012
6:25 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Right To Work Drive To Seek Elections Panel OK

A union-led effort to amend the Michigan Constitution to guarantee labor bargaining rights will go before a state elections panel. The Protect Our Jobs campaign will ask the Board of State Canvassers to pre-approve its petition to get on the November ballot.

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7:27 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Santorum Rally in Front of GOP HQ Fizzles

A rally was scheduled for Monday night to protest the Michigan Republican Party’s decision to award both of the state’s at-large national convention delegates to Mitt Romney.

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6:27 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Santorum Continues to Dispute Michigan Primary

The Michigan primary was almost a week ago, but the Rick Santorum campaign continues to dispute the results. The fight with the state GOP is over the apportionment of two statewide delegates to the Republican National Convention.

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5:40 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Santorum Campaign Seeks Investigation of GOP Primary

 Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign has formally asked the Republican National Committee to investigate the actions of Michigan GOP leaders following Tuesday’s presidential primary.

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TV Made in Michigan
4:30 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Off the Record | March 2, 2012

Mitt Romney wins the Michigan Republican Primary, and the panel breaks down the results. The guest is Gary Glenn, GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate.
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NewsRoom
7:25 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Santorum can claim partial Michigan win

File photo WKAR

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum lost the popular vote to Mitt Romney by a slim margin in the Michigan Republican primary. But it appears Santorum’s in line to pick up about half the state’s national convention delegates.

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5:18 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Romney wins Michigan primary

Candidate Mitt Romeny celebrating a Michigan victory.
Laura Weber MPRN

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.

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11:00 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Romney Wins Michigan Primary

Former Massachusetts governor and Michigan native Mitt Romney has won the Michigan primary, edging out rival GOP hopeful Rick Santorum.  

At 11 p.m. Tuesday, with 87 percent of the statewide vote counted, Romney carried 41 percent of the vote to Santorum's 37 percent.

Romney's win in Michigan and Arizona propels his campaign towards Super Tuesday on March 6.  Ten states and more than 400 delegates will be up for grabs.

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6:30 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Michigan Primary Helps Set the Stage for Super Tuesday

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There are 30 Republican national convention delegates up for grabs in today’s primary. But today’s vote is about more than just delegates.

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6:50 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Santorum Campaigns as Underdog One Day out from Primary

WKAR file photo

Rick Santorum is making his final campaign stops across southern Michigan before the state’s Republican primary. 

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5:23 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Ron Paul Draws Large Crowd at MSU

GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul addresses a rally on the MSU campus Monday.
WKAR

About 2,500 people, mostly students, gathered on the Michigan State University campus Monday to hear presidential candidate Ron Paul. 

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10:30 pm
Sun February 26, 2012

Primary Ballot Preferences Will Be Made Public

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When they go to the polls Tuesday, some voters in Michigan may be uncomfortable with new state rules for presidential primaries. 

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3:15 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Romney Stops at Detroit Economic Club

Laura Weber Michigan Public Radio Network

Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney received a warm reception from the Detroit Economic Club Friday.

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10:30 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

East Lansing School Bond Proposal Draws Strong Support and Opposition

Pinecrest Elementary School in East Lansing would be among five schools rebuilt if the school bond proposal is passed.
Gretchen Millich WKAR

Next Tuesday, voters in the East Lansing School District will be asked to decide whether to borrow $53 million to pay for the reconstruction of five elementary schools and a new wing for the middle school. 

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6:24 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Romney at Town Hall Meeting in Shelby Twp

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Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney is campaigning in Michigan all week, with a brief trip to Arizona for a televised debate with his Republican rivals.

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4:33 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Byrum Announces Candidacy for Ingham County Clerk

Democratic State Rep. Barb Byrum (left) will run for Ingham County Clerk in August. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope is expected to announce his candidacy later this year.
Kevin Lavery WKAR

State Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga) is announcing her candidacy for Ingham County Clerk.

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Election 2012
7:27 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Santorum Stumps for Votes in West Michigan

WKAR file photo

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney returns to Michigan on Tuesday to campaign in Macomb County.  Rick Santorum spent much of Monday courting voters at three stops in west Michigan –before heading to Arizona, which also has a primary in one week.

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10:56 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Ann Romney Stumps For Her Husband In Jackson

Former Massachusetts First Lady Ann Romney is urging Michigan Republicans to vote for her husband Mitt during the primary election next Tuesday.
Gage Skidmore Flickr

Former Massachusetts First Lady Ann Romney was in Jackson Monday night to urge local Republicans to vote for her husband Mitt next Tuesday.

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6:22 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

GOP Candidates for President Campaign Before MI Primary

Republican candidates for president Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have a few campaign stops planned in Michigan this week, with the GOP primary just over a week away.

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