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Michigan Governor Will Back Romney

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Mitt Romney. The race for the GOP nomination had tightened after former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum swept the Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado primaries on Feb. 7. But now, Romney has some good news coming his way. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is set to announce Thursday that he’s endorsing Romney, who grew up in the Wolverine State. The former governor of Massachusetts swayed Snyder, who was elected in 2010, with his fiscal record and his plan to cut spending. Michigan’s primary will take place Feb. 28. Unfortunately, President Obama is still projected to have a double-digit lead over both GOP candidates in the national election.

February 15, 2012 8:15 PM