Election 2012: Romney edges out Santorum in Michigan, wins Arizona

WTF Romney wins Michigan hp 2.29.12

 

Mitt Romney edged out Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary last night, narrowing averting an embarrassing defeat in the state where he was born and raised.


“We didn’t win by a lot but we won by enough. And that’s all that counts,” said Romney.

Romney took Michigan with 34% of the vote with Santorum trailing behind by 3% after outspending Santorum by 2 to 1.

The pro-Romney Super PAC, Restore our Future Inc., dumped $2.12 million in negative advertising against Santorum since mid-February, and the Red White and Blue Fund Super PAC spent $1.07 million to support Santorum in Michigan.

But despite the hard-fought win, Romney and Santorum will likely split the state’s 30 delegates since Michigan awards its delegates on a proportional basis.

The former Massachusetts governor performed better in Arizona, where Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jan Brewer aggressively campaigned on his behalf. Romney defeated Santorum by a 20% margin, winning 47% of the vote.

Win the two wins, Romney heads into Super Tuesday with some momentum. The Republican candidates will face off in 10 states – including Georgia, Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia – on Tuesday, March 6.

 


Learn More: 


One Comment on “Election 2012: Romney edges out Santorum in Michigan, wins Arizona

  1. Pingback: Election 2012: Transcript: Romney thanks supporters for 'special' win in Michigan, Arizona | What The Folly?!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.