Romney Wins Arizona, Michigan Primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney scored a hard-won, home state triumph in Michigan and powered to victory in Arizona Tuesday night, gaining a two-state primary sweep over Rick Santorum and precious momentum in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in a generation.

Romney tweeted his delight - and his determination: "I take great pride in my Michigan roots, and am humbled to have received so much support here these past few weeks. On to the March contests."

The two other candidates, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, made little effort in either state, pointing instead to next week's 10-state collection of Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses.

Romney's Arizona triumph came in a race that was scarcely contested, and he pocketed all of the 29 Republican National Convention delegates at stake in the winner-take-all state.

Michigan was as different as could be - a hard-fought and expensive battle in Romney's home state that he could ill afford to lose and Santorum made every effort to win.

Returns from 75 percent of Michigan's precincts showed Romney at 41 percent and Santorum at 37 percent. Paul was winning 12 percent of the vote to 7 percent for Gingrich.

Santorum was already campaigning in Ohio, one of the Super Tuesday states, when the verdict came in from Michigan.

"A month ago they didn't know who we are, but they do now," he told cheering supporters, vowing to stay the conservative course he has set.

In Michigan, 30 delegates were apportioned according to the popular vote. Two were set aside for the winner of each of the state's 14 congressional districts. The remaining two delegates were likely to be divided between the top finishers in the statewide vote.

With his victory in Arizona, Romney had 152 delegates, according to The AP's count,, compared to 72 for Santorum, 32 for Gingrich and 19 for Paul. It takes 1,144 to win the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next summer.

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  • by Done with idiots on Mar 2, 2012 at 06:03 AM
    huey,Lavon, Jake & Facts, osoc is not the only person out here that reads and post on this site.I have been posting for the last 2 months under 3 different names (now 4)and not once under osoc.I have learn this about you 4 ,If there is really 4 of you.You're nothing more than all the names you been calling everybody else! Stupid,bigots,racist,idiots,without enough intelligence to research and find the truth and facts about what you're arguing.You truly make yourselves look like the idiots that you are..When I have researched on Gov.sites before I've posted anything, so I wouldn't look the same.You guys have tried twist and spin it every time.huey you want to take an opinion that was base on fact from personal conversations and call it false,how could you really know? Lavon, when asked for examples of the Obamas turn around, you could only come up less than a half million jobs created in 3 years with 12.8 million unemployed , that's not a turn around.You were asked about the here and now, not the pass.Jake, Bush started the auto bailout in Sept.2008 that carry over to Obama, (look it up).And Facts, you are the confused and misinform one,when you speak without researching to see if you're right or wrong in the first place.Once again guy's ..."It ain't over til it's over" and as I've said before "don't count you chickens before the hatch, not all eggs become chickens" This will be my last post. I'm Done with idiots, so have at it and do what you best and call me all the names you can think of,cause you can't think of an intelligence argument for your man Obama! (So you have a little help, I'm an Independent.)
  • by Anonymous on Mar 1, 2012 at 06:33 PM
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Mar 1, 2012 at 10:07 AM
    During the Democratic 2008 debates I thought Hillary was going to punch Obama out! Maybe she will before he gets voted out in 2012. I could see it now. Hilary " Obama you cost me my job. You made a fool out of the Democratic Party with your insane policies, and your out right lies." Here it comes '1' left hook to the jaw Hill decks Hussein first round '1' punch! LOL
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      by huey p. newton on Mar 1, 2012 at 11:22 AM in reply to Wolfgang
      and this has nothing to do with anything. typical bigot/republican party.
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      by Lavon on Mar 1, 2012 at 04:03 PM in reply to Wolfgang
      Look over Snake Oil. The guys a Troll
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        by Anonymous on Mar 1, 2012 at 06:33 PM in reply to Lavon
        Wolfgang is osoc.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 2, 2012 at 06:08 AM in reply to Lavon
        Look over Lavon, its Barlow, huey p newton and anonymous, Troll Jedi Master for the darkside. Wow Lavern, run out of things to say or defend your chosen one? Sounds like a final act of desperation on your part. Hey, you supported him and he turned out to be a loser, the worst since Jimmy Carter, well, if you would have finished the 6 grade, you could have read Obamas book and know better.
  • by Anonymous Location: enc on Mar 1, 2012 at 05:08 AM
    Folks, this all part of the process.All of you who think Obama has already won, don't need to count your chickens before they hatch.And don't fool yourself into thinking that all those Folks who voted for him in 2008 plan to cast the same vote or feel the same way in 2012.And I also don't see where he has gained any new votes or gained any new ground with the ones who didn't vote for him the first time around.
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      by huey p. newton on Mar 1, 2012 at 07:29 AM in reply to Anonymous
      you must be watching fox news, no wonder your information is false. look at the polls, obama leads all of the gop candidates because they are idiots. they do not care about the american people. they only want money and power.
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        by Wolfgang on Mar 1, 2012 at 09:54 AM in reply to huey p. newton
        No facts just ranting garbage. Fox News is the nations number '1' watched news program. Now thats a fact.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 1, 2012 at 12:44 PM in reply to huey p. newton
        Thats funny, I pick the polls that actually picked the last 10 presidents by 1% based on job approval, which liberal news are you watching, Bill Maher and Rachel Madcow?
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          by Anonymous on Mar 1, 2012 at 06:24 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          The Unbiased ones
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        by Anonymous on Mar 1, 2012 at 02:40 PM in reply to huey p. newton
        Gee huey, wish you were as smart as you think you are, then I could feel a lot better about where our country is heading.But I don't see that as being the case here. You're way off base with your Foxs News comment,although I would watch Fox over the other networks, if I had that chose. I don't have cable TV.and will never pay for it again,so you missed on that one.And the opinion that you saw as information, was base on the people that I have talk to, that didn't voted for you man Obama in 2008.And for the one who did, not a single one plans to cast their vote in the same way in Nov.So I see that, as losing gound, not gaining it.I don't think the change they got is what they were looking for. As for your polls,I believe them just as much as I believe you, witch ain't very much ,if any at all, no wait,I don't believe you at all or your polls. As someone else wrote,oh so well, in another post "It ain't over til it's over" and once again I wouldn't count my chickens before the hatch! Not all eggs become chickens.
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          by FACTS on Mar 1, 2012 at 06:32 PM in reply to Anonymous
          Wow, its osoc again, attempting to agree with himself. What a loser!!!!!I can tell you, first-hand, that there is nothing, nada, zilch surprising or new or profound about the fact that Fox News isn’t factual, or the fact that Fox News misinforms and confuses people. And I see, first-hand, almost daily, how their misinformation misinforms and confuses people.
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          by huey p newton on Mar 2, 2012 at 05:02 AM in reply to Anonymous
          come november we will see. lol and deep down you know obama will be re-elected
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      by Janice H. on Mar 1, 2012 at 06:20 PM in reply to Anonymous
      What??? Are you serious?? Have you seen any of the Polls lately? The more the GOPers speak, the more popular Obama gets. In another 5 months, there will not even be a GOP candidate to run against Obama.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Tampa on Mar 1, 2012 at 03:25 AM
    You losers seem to think this primary is about you that vote D. Well, its not, we saw what D did last time and are paying for it with massive debt, unemployment, high gas prices and massive EPA regs driving our companies out of America. Thanks, but no thanks. You voted for the worst president in the history of America, a man you cannot even defend. If you think your opine adds anything to the primary...don't think. We know what hope and change is now....
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      by And... on Mar 1, 2012 at 04:22 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Sorry snake boy, wolfgank,history rudent, gorge duBYa two war bush the worst president in American history is not running. Maybe you can send some of your crayons as a donation to his presidential library .
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      by huey p. newton on Mar 1, 2012 at 07:26 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      gas prices go up every year during warmer months.. even when bush was in office.. come on do your research. with a name like snake.. says it all.. a liar, sneaky you just hate obama because you fear change
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 1, 2012 at 12:39 PM in reply to huey p. newton
        Wrong, record prices for this time of year. You can find that online by your own self...It was $1.61 january....
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      by more osoc BS on Mar 1, 2012 at 06:17 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Old Blind Snake Oil refuse to hold the Bush crime family accountable for their mass robbery of the American people to benefit themselves and their oil buddies. If you don't believe Bush is responsible, just research oil future trading and how one of the first things Bush did when he took office was DEREGULATE it allowing for the price run-up we've seen. When Clinton left office, gas was $1.20, During Bushs terms it was at $4 and as high as $5 per gal. I strongly do not believe supply and demand was the real issue, I think its an artificially inflated price to benefit the oil companies and the Bush family. Now these narrow minded repubs want to totally ignore the facts and only focus on the last 2 months of Bushs terms when prices dropped to under $1.70 per gal. They conveniently forgot the other 94 months.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 05:56 PM
    Voter turnout was at a record low....I wonder why?
  • by Clown Circus Continues on Feb 29, 2012 at 05:52 PM
    Fellow Christian Republicans, recently Rick Santorum has been running around the country claiming to be the champion of the Christian Conservative. But is he really, four years ago he campaigned for Romney claiming Romney was conservative and before that he campaigned on behalf of Arlan Spector (abortion activist) who was apposed by conservative Pat Toomey. Santorum is a FAKE if their ever was one.
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      by jake on Mar 1, 2012 at 07:45 AM in reply to Clown Circus Continues
      wake up all of the gop candidates are fake. mitt especially. newt worked in washington, now he thinks he knows what steps to take.. get him out of here. obama 2012 on my truck. my uncle works in michigan at ford obama saved his family with the bailout of the auto industry. people in michigan love obama thats why mitt won over the other candidates by 3%
  • by e16th on Feb 29, 2012 at 05:00 PM
    President Obama WINS AGAIN!!!!
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      by The Original ENC on Feb 29, 2012 at 06:17 PM in reply to e16th
      you would post that on Leap Day where it has no meaning...til four years...when nobama will be something we shudder about and say, "Thank God we weren't dumb enough to do THAT again"
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        by Anonymous on Mar 1, 2012 at 01:39 AM in reply to The Original ENC
        If you're thanking God not to be dumb enough to do that again, then you must be thanking God for being so stupid for what you did before. How come God didn't stop you before ?
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        by Ha Ha Ha on Mar 1, 2012 at 06:04 PM in reply to The Original ENC
        The Original ENC = Stupid is what Stupid Does!, And it does go by the name of The Original ENC! Why do WITN let these idiot post?
  • by Snake oil has too much time on Feb 29, 2012 at 04:15 PM
    Snake oil every time I look at any story on WITN you always have some silly hateful comment. Get a life. Also why dont you silly republicans and tea party crazies actually look up the terms socialist, Marxist, and communist.  You might learn something.
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      by huey p newton on Mar 1, 2012 at 07:33 AM in reply to Snake oil has too much time
      he has no job. probably the main one using welfare benefits.. lol
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 2, 2012 at 06:17 AM in reply to huey p newton
        Just exposing the, all four of you post right off the party lines given you....but of course, you are supposed to think and say as collectives thus your attack. You have nothing to defend your mistake so you go on the attack, wow, how cowardly. Suggest you change you name to huey p libterd...says it right upfront...
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 1, 2012 at 12:38 PM in reply to Snake oil has too much time
      Well, is mixed with Obama....George Soros, his boss billionaire wants communism with Obama as dictator, however, Obama wants socialism give away and wealth redistribution, like Van Jones suggests he do...hope you see the reason, we get mixed signals.
  • by country boy Location: havelock on Feb 29, 2012 at 02:44 PM
    Lavon, I bet my pay check that you are one of Omama's lifetime food stamp recepient, and you have never did an honest days work, always depending on the govenment to feed you, provide housing, and medical. Sorry, your free ride is running out quickly.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 29, 2012 at 05:40 PM in reply to country boy
      He works for the government.....even long as government takes care of him, he will go after us that pay his bills....
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        by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 05:58 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        I know, government employees are worthless, just like the military right?
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 1, 2012 at 03:13 AM in reply to
          No, military is fine, its just you.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 05:57 PM in reply to country boy
      I would honest to God like to see you have to pay up if you were proved wrong.
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