Michigan Mormons like Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, too

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, walks with driver Brian Vickers, left, as they pass a race car sponsored by Romney's rival Rick Santorum before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Terry Renna, Associated Press

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Nancy McIntyre enthusiastically declared her support in Michigan’s GOP presidential primary Tuesday for Mitt Romney, who grew up in this affluent community.

“You bet. Yay, Mitt!” McIntyre said, pulling her plush coat tighter against the chill in the tree-shrouded parking lot of the LDS Church stake center where Romney’s former ward meets, next door to Michigan’s only Mormon temple.

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