Commerce, Michigan (CNN) - Mitt Romney denied in an interview Friday that his reference to a highly charged political symbol - a birth certificate – was anything more than simply of homecoming humor.
"No, no, not a swipe," Romney said in the CBS interview referring to President Obama and the conspiracy theories over whether he was born in the United States. "I've said throughout the campaign that and before, there's no question about where he was born."
(CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, will campaign together on Friday and Saturday, CNN has learned.
The duo will attend a rally at the Long Family Orchard Farm and Cider Mill in Commerce, Michigan on Friday, the campaign said in a statement. The pair will also campaign in Detroit, Michigan on Friday and in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, Romney senior adviser Kevin Madden said.
(CNN) - Four staffers for former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter were charged by the Michigan attorney general's office Thursday with submitting fake ballot petitions to get the Michigan lawmaker on the ballot for re-election.
The unsuccessful GOP 2012 presidential candidate resigned from his congressional post in July after failing to gain a spot on the primary ballot for re-election to the 11th District.
Waterford, Michigan (CNN) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a man rumored to be on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's short list for vice president, toured a woodworking factory today as he stumped for the former governor.
Pawlenty shook hands and met with Accurate Woodworking's owners in Waterford, Michigan, in the company's showroom-filled with examples of the cabinets they produce.
(CNN) – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who's rumored to be among the top contenders for Mitt Romney's running mate, campaigned for the presumptive GOP nominee in Michigan Wednesday and beat back V.P questions.
At a Romney campaign office opening in Jackson, a woman in the crowd asked Pawlenty: "Are you going to come back to Michigan when you're vice president?"
(CNN) – Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra’s closest competitor in Michigan’s GOP Senate primary conceded Tuesday evening, and called on his supporters to unite behind Hoekstra, a former nine-term congressman.
Hoekstra was up against attorney Clark Durant in the GOP race. On Tuesday, Durant told his followers they must “unite behind candidates who will focus on the solutions to our record debt and spending crisis which effects every man, woman and child in Michigan.”
Washington (CNN) – The nation's largest tea party political action committee will reveal Thursday the latest candidate to receive its blessing, the group's leaders told CNN.
The Tea Party Express will endorse attorney Clark Durant over former Rep. Pete Hoekstra in the Michigan Republican senate primary - a risky move that could snap the group's recent string of endorsement success. Though Durant has badly trailed Hoekstra in several recent polls, Express leaders will gather in Flint to announce their support of him.
(CNN) – The presumptive GOP nominee's wife, Ann Romney, will stump for her husband in the battleground state of Michigan on Friday.
Romney will attend a Victory Center opening in Royal Oak while her husband campaigns in New Hampshire prior to his trip overseas to Israel and London for the Olympics Games next week.
Polling indicates a tight race in the Great Lakes State between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
The former Massachusetts governor's wife has been increasingly visible on the trail campaigning with her husband as August's Republican National Convention draws near.
DEARBORN, Michigan (CNN) - Steve Bengelsvorf and Terry Flynn are chatting over beers on a hot, humid Wednesday night at Bamboozles, a Dearborn, Michigan, bar and restaurant, and a common pit stop for nearby factory workers.
Both these clean-cut men sitting at the bar in polo-style shirts have a lot in common. They work at the nearby Severstal steel company. They're nearing retirement. And they both have strong opinions about who the next president should be.FULL STORY
(CNN) - New polls released Thursday indicate President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are essentially tied in three battleground states for the presidential race.
The president holds a slight advantage over his Republican rival in Michigan and North Carolina while polling dead-even with Romney in New Hampshire, according to the new NBC-Marist surveys. All three states' results fall within the sampling error for their respective polls.