Romney and Santorum collide in Michigan primary

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum greets diners at the Rainbow Grill, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Grandville, Mich. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential rivals Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum collided Tuesday in a rancorous Michigan primary that tested the clout of the GOP establishment against conservative and tea party rebels as well as the candidates themselves.

Arizona Republicans voted in the second primary of the night, and Romney was favored by far in that race that drew scant attention.

As Romney’s home state, Michigan held outsized importance in the campaign to pick a Republican presidential candidate, a place where he won the primary in 2008 and could ill afford to lose this year.

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