Campaign Buzz February 28, 2012: Mitt Romney Wins Decisive Victory in Arizona Primary — Still in a Tight Race with Rick Santorum in Michigan

CAMPAIGN 2012

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Ms. Goodman is the Editor of History Musings. She has a BA in History & Art History & a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in history at Concordia University. Ms. Goodman has also contributed the overviews, and chronologies in History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-2008, 4th edition, edited by Gil Troy, Fred L. Israel, and Arthur Meier Schlesinger published by Facts on File, Inc. in late 2011.

CAMPAIGN BUZZ 2012

IN FOCUS: MITT ROMNEY WINS DECISIVE VICTORY IN ARIZONA PRIMARY — STILL A TIGHT RACE IN MICHIGAN

Romney wins big in Arizona, AP says: Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was headed for a decisive victory in Arizona Tuesday night, where he had the support of the state’s governor, Jan Brewer (R), and a sizable contingent of Mormon voters. In Michigan, however, polls showed Rick Santorum running even with Romney…. – WaPo, 2-28-12

 

  • Romney Wins Arizona; Tight Race in Michigan: Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primary in Arizona, based on preliminary exit polling, but is locked in a tight battle with Rick Santorum in Michigan, a crucial electoral battleground where Mr. Romney’s hometown advantage has all but evaporated.
    Mr. Romney’s victory in Arizona will earn him 29 delegates, extending the lead he already enjoys over his rivals. The win comes after his rivals largely conceded that Mr. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, would take the border state.
    But Michigan has been a much tougher challenge for Mr. Romney, who was raised in the state and whose father served as the state’s governor. Exit polls and early returns showed Mr. Santorum mounting a fierce challenge to Mr. Romney in a state that was not expected to be close just weeks ago. … – NYT, 2-28-12
  • Live Coverage of the Michigan and Arizona Primaries: Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are locked in an intense fight in Michigan, while Arizona is looking like less of a battleground. Results, exit polls, updates and analysis from the New York Times political team…. – NYT, 2-28-12
  • Republican candidates compete in Michigan and Arizona (live primary updates): With Super Tuesday just a week away, the Republican presidential candidates are competing for delegates in the Arizona and Michigan primaries. Follow our live blog for the latest news out of Arizona and Michigan. As Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum … – WaPo, 2-28-12
  • Romney wins Ariz.; locked in Mich. race with Santorum: Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney won Arizona’s presidential primary Tuesday night and was locked in a close race with Rick Santorum in Michigan’s voting…. – USA Today, 2-28-12
  • AP: Romney wins Arizona; Michigan close: Seeking fresh momentum going into Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney won the Arizona primary, according to the Associated Press. He and Rick Santorum were also battling for advantage in Michigan…. – Chicago Tribune, 2-28-12
  • Mitt Romney wins Arizona primary; Michigan still undecided: Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primary in Arizona, but remains locked in a close battle with Rick Santorum in the crucial GOP contest in Michigan. Polls in both states were closed by 9 pm Eastern time. The Associated Press has declared… – WaPo, 2-28-12
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