GOP Presidential Contenders Battle In Michigan

February 20, 2012

Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are continuing their battle for the Michigan primary this week. Native son Romney was supposed to have the upper hand in Michigan. But Santorum’s surge in state and national polls has him as the current frontrunner with a chance to turn the tide in the overall nomination race if he can leave Michigan victorious. So the campaigns are pouring money into advertising across the state. The Super PAC supporting Santorum – the Red, White and Blue Fund -- plans to spend nearly $700,000 dollars on ads – most airing in Metro Detroit. Even with that Romney and the Super PAC backing him – Restore Our Future – are still outspending Santorum by at least a three-to-one margin. Romney has a major speech planned for the end of the week at Ford Field in front of the Detroit Economic Club.