Romney taps Kid Rock to reach Michigan voters

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Retired auto-parts retailer John Finn could hardly contain his excitement over a surprise appearance by Kid Rock at Mitt Romney’s final rally before Michigan’s GOP presidential primary election Tuesday. “My granddaughter is going to be so … Continue reading»

Michigan Mormons like Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, too

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 … Continue reading»

News analysis The hurricane that raged from Iowa to Colorado has now given way to a momentary calm. But come Tuesday the pause gives way to another Republican nomination maelstrom, with struggles in Michigan and Arizona leading into the following … Continue reading»

Arizona’s debate: candidates playing a game of political Twister

By Rodney Fife Last night’s debate delivered more yawns then cheers and yells, and the evening was without any sharp zingers. Thus, there will be no change in the leading positions. There where brief periods where the candidates got into … Continue reading»

By Scott A. Robinson Rick Santorum: He stated very little of his actual positions during the debate. Rather, he was put on the defensive by attacks from Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. In his disastrous performance, he admitted to voting against … Continue reading»

Analyzing Wednesday’s Republican debate in Arizona

By Kenneth Sisler I am a Canadian, so I hesitate to publicly state some of my political views regarding another country’s political debate. First of all, when your have only four candidates left in the race for the Republican nomination … Continue reading»

By Guy Bliesner And then there were four. Wednesday night in Arizona, the remaining Republican candidates met in the most recent and possibly the last of the Republican debates in the series. How do they grade out? Rick Santorum: The presumptive … Continue reading»

By Daniel Burton With fingers crossed that this would be their last debate together, the final four Republican contenders for president faced off in Arizona on Wednesday night. The stakes were high — for some more than others. Without Mitt Romney’s … Continue reading»

Romney seeks tea party votes, Santorum hunts cash

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Launched by a bitter debate, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are powering into a crucial stretch of the Republican presidential campaign, one man badly needing money and the other anxious to win over conservative voters. Romney … Continue reading»