(CNN) - Looks like Santa Claus really is coming to town.
Republican Kerry Bentivolio, a Santa Claus impersonator, eked out a win in Michigan for the U.S. Congress, narrowly defeating Democratic opponent Syed Taj, according to a CNN projection.
Washington (CNN) - Two major conservative groups working to defeat President Barack Obama launched new ad offensives in Michigan and Pennsylvania as they hope to build support in two states some Republicans think they a chance of winning.
Americans for Prosperity, a group advocating for limited government and cutting government spending, on Thursday began a $3 million media campaign in the two states, running a previously-aired commercial that features people it says voted for the president in 2008 and will not do so again.
(CNN) – A new poll released Wednesday indicates President Barack Obama has a six-point advantage over Mitt Romney in Michigan.
Forty-eight percent of likely voters in the state back the incumbent president, while 42% support the GOP presidential nominee, according to a new EPIC-MRA poll commissioned by the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ, a CNN affiliate.
(CNN) – With polls showing the presidential race tightening Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania - and Republicans signaling they think those three Democratic states could be in play - whoever wins these states could come out on top by a close shave.
And if GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney takes any of those states, a top adviser to President Barack Obama says shaving is just what he'll do.
Washington (CNN) - The Obama campaign will begin advertising in Michigan later this week, a campaign aide confirmed to CNN. It is going up with ads beginning Thursday through Election Day.
This comes in light of continuing advertising in the state by the super PAC Restore Our Future, which is backing Mitt Romney. It has been up in Michigan for several weeks and just announced it is putting in $2.2 million there, as part of its final week buy.
(CNN) – Republican nominee Mitt Romney has received an endorsement from a newspaper in the heart of the auto bailout.
The Detroit News, a conservative-leaning paper, announced their endorsement of Romney in an editorial Thursday. The newspaper recommended Republican Sen. John McCain in 2008.
(CNN) – A super PAC supporting Mitt Romney took out a $1.5 million ad buy in Michigan, the group announced Friday.
Restore Our Future will run the same ad it launched on Tuesday, "New Normal," which hits President Barack Obama for the "over 8% unemployment" rate, even though the rate dropped last week to 7.8% for September.
(CNN) – A poll in Mitt Romney's home state of Michigan shows the GOP presidential nominee within three percentage points of President Barack Obama, a dramatic shift from one month ago when the president led his rival by double digits.
The EPIC-MRA survey released Monday showed Obama with the support of 48% of likely voters in Michigan, compared to 45% who said they support Romney. The gap was within the poll's sampling error.
(CNN) – When Jennifer Granholm delivered an impassioned speech at the Democratic Convention last month, the political world lit up with questions over what was behind her highly-charged, theatrical address.
But the former Michigan governor said she was fueled by nothing other than her patriotic spirit.
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(CNN) - A candidate for Michigan's Supreme Court is getting a little help from "The West Wing"… television show.
Bridget Mary McCormack, whose sister Mary McCormack played deputy national security adviser Kate Harper on NBC's television series "The West Wing," is on the ballot this fall in Michigan as a nonpartisan candidate for the state's Supreme Court.