Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Here are your results from Tuesday's primary election.
Genesee County voters chose Rick Santorum with 39.13 percent of the vote over Michigan winner Mitt Romney, who had 38.36 percent of the vote. There was a 13.73 percent voter turnout in the county as 46,502 ballots were cast from a total of 338,776 registered voters. The turnout in Fenton was a bit higher. Fenton Township Clerk Bob Krug said the turnout was above 20 percent. Voting went smoothly in Fenton and Fenton Township, except for one heated dispute at Lake Fenton High School. The results from Genesee County for the primary election on Feb. 28, 2012:
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Watch and participate in a live chat throughout the day and night as voters head to the polls to vote on Republican presidential candidates and local issues.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Today is primary day in Michigan, when voters mark their ballots with their choice for who should run for president of the United States in November. Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum headed into Tuesday's primary race neck and neck, trailed by several other candidates on the GOP ticket. President Barack Obama is the sole candidate on the Democrats' ballot. The Dems will caucus for their candidate May 5. There are some local issues on the ballots, too, such as a school bond proposal in Ferndale and a millage request in Clawson. We want to know how you voted and why and what's going on at the polls, campaign headquarters and at results-watching parties. Give us your thoughts, talk amongst yourselves, share some photos in …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Obama spots add to TV blitz; Troy primary night party set; candidate's Brighton tale stars 'frugal dad.'
Patch presents a Michigan presidential campaign roundup. Mitt Romney earns a point for openness, but risks losing it for over-sharing. "I like the fact that most of the cars I see (locally) are Detroit-made automobiles," he told Detroit Economic Club members on Friday. "I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually." He was referring to his wife's 2007 and 2010 SRX models at their Massachusetts and California homes, aides explained. (Speech excerpt video embedded at right.) The off-script remark created a bull's-eye too inviting to ignore. "That's rich, literally," ex-Detroiter Charles Blow writes in his New York Times column. That was one poke among plenty, a headline sampling shows: Slate blogger …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Romney gets lackluster endorsement from Free Press while Detroit News calls foul on editing of editorial by Romney staff; Paul reaches out with commercials and college campus visits.
Patch presents Michigan presidential campaign roundups before the Republican primary Tuesday. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has won the endorsement of the Detroit Free Press, but it's a reluctant one. The headline: "Mitt Romney is best – but we urge him to recapture collaborative spirit." After citing all the things about Romney it doesn't like, the Free Press says: "Romney, unlike the zealous Rick Santorum, the impulsive Newt Gingrich and the backward-thinking Ron Paul, is preferable to the rest of the field." A trio of statewide surveys gives cliché-cherishing writers a chance to reuse "razor-thin," "down to the wire" or "dead heat." We'll go with tight: "Michigan is neck-and-neck," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Leading Republican primary candidates are spending big money ahead of state primary Tuesday.
Patch presents Michigan presidential campaign roundups before the Republican primary Feb. 28. A new NBC News/Marist poll shows Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum locked in a statistical tie. In Michigan – which has turned into a make-or-break contest for Romney – the former Massachusetts governor gets the support of 37 percent of likely GOP primary voters, including those who are leaning toward a particular candidate, the poll shows. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, has 35 percent support, followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 13 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 8 percent. “Michigan is neck and neck,” said pollster Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion…
Friday, February 17, 2012
Republicans praise GOP star-studded Lincoln Day Dinner in Novi.
Michigan Republicans who attended Thursday's Lincoln Day Dinner at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi lauded the star-studded lineup, which included surging GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Santorum spoke before 1,400 party supporters, and was joined by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Ann Romney — wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney — and other party leaders and political organizers.
Rick Santorum spoke to Michiganders on Thursday about building America back up.
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke to a house full of 1,400 Michiganders in Novi Thursday night, focusing on the importance of America’s foundations, family, and building a government from the bottom-up. He spoke as part of the Oakland County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner at Suburban Collection Showplace. Santorum began his speech by stating that he was excited to be back in Michigan, where his family has some roots. His grandfather worked in an auto factory in Detroit for two years when he first came to America, and like many Michigan residents today, he ended up losing his job. He said his roots have helped him understand the foundations of the country and the importance of the industrial heartland of America. “One of the …
The message was clear at the Oakland County Republicans dinner Thursday night: Michigan has an important role in the election.
More than 1,400 people turned out at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Thursday night for what became the Oakland County Republicans' largest Lincoln Day Dinner in history. Attendees heard speeches from Gov. Rick Snyder, GOP candidate Rick Santorum and Ann Romney, wife of GOP candidate Mitt Romney. The event quickly sold out this week after Santorum won three recent state primaries, giving Michigan’s Feb. 28 primary more importance in helping the GOP pick a presidential candidate. Romney has also been a favorite in Michigan and was endorsed by Snyder Thursday afternoon. All three headline speakers said that Oakland County and Michigan now play important roles in the primaries and the November elections. “We’re a role model for …