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

Ron Paul Draws Large Crowd at MSU

Feb 27, 2012

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

The GOP Presidential race in Michigan is too close to call and State Senator Gretchen Whitmer-D of East Lansing eyes a bid for governor. The guest is John Nixon, Michigan Budget Director.

Susan Demas, Zack Gorchow, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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

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The battle among Republicans in next week's GOP primary has created a pressure cooker in Michigan.  

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

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.

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum returns to Michigan Monday, speaking at a Republican fundraiser in Grand Rapids. Mitt Romney visits Macomb County Tuesday.


GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum joins host Tim Skubick and colleagues as Michigan gears up for the February 28 Republican Presidential Primary. With Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger and Ron Dzwonkowski.


Correspondents Edition. The panel discusses Hoekstra's controversial Super Bowl ad, Governor Snyder's budget plan for the 2013 fiscal year, and the Michigan Presidential Primary. Stephanie Cepak, Bill Ballenger, Kathy Barks Hoffman, and Chuck Stokes join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Governor Rick Snyder calls for a slight boost in spending in his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year – with more money for police, schools, and universities.  The governor says this year’s spending plan is built on tough decisions made last year.


Governor Snyder's road repair package put on hold, and Indiana passes Right to Work legislation -- what does that mean for the Michigan debate? The guest is Pete Hoekstra, who is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S Senate. Kathy Barks Hoffman, Kyle Melinn, and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants to put surplus toward hiring 1000 cops statewide and Lansing mayor plans to build casino in the capital city. The guest is attorney Matthew Abel. He's launching a statewide petition drive to legalize marijuana. With John Lindstrom, Bill Ballenger and Rick Pluta.