'Apocalypse' now: West Wing cast reunion for 'nonpartisan' election plea
September 20th, 2012
02:55 PM ET
2 years ago

'Apocalypse' now: West Wing cast reunion for 'nonpartisan' election plea

(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.
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Filed under: Michigan
September 20th, 2012
08:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Revived auto industry gives Obama advantage in Michigan

Sterling Heights, Michigan (CNN) - Joe Cefali has to leave 10 minutes earlier for work in the morning because the traffic is getting worse. And get this: That makes him happy.

"You feel the rejuvenation," the 19-year Chrysler worker says of the mood inside the Sterling Stamping plant and in the busy restaurants and other businesses near the Chrysler and GM factories.

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Filed under: Michigan • Mitt Romney • President Obama
September 19th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Romney trailing in birth state

(CNN) - It's the state where Mitt Romney was born and where his father served as governor, but a new poll indicates President Barack Obama is leading the Republican nominee in the race for Michigan's 16 electoral votes.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey (PDF) released Wednesday, 52% of likely voters in Michigan say if the presidential election were held today, they'd vote for the president, with 44% saying they'd cast a ballot for Romney. The poll is the second in a week to indicate Obama with a lead. The president was up 47%-37% over Romney in an EPIC/MRA poll released last week. But polls conducted earlier this summer indicated a closer contest.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/ORC poll • Michigan • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Poll: Obama 47%-Romney 37% in Michigan
September 13th, 2012
12:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama 47%-Romney 37% in Michigan

(CNN) - Are the auto bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler motoring President Barack Obama to a lead in the swing state of Michigan?

A new poll indicates President Barack Obama holding a double digit lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the state. According to an EPIC/MRA survey, 47% of likely voters in Michigan support the president, with 37% backing Romney and 16% unsure.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Polls
September 7th, 2012
11:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: The importance of Michigan, Ohio

(CNN) – CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King at the magic wall breaks down the electoral votes of two key battleground states and explains why convention speakers touted the auto industry bailout.


Filed under: 2012 • Auto Bailout • John King • Michigan • Ohio
Stolen Secret Service metal detectors recovered, source says
September 3rd, 2012
09:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Stolen Secret Service metal detectors recovered, source says

(CNN) - Metal detectors belonging to the Secret Service that were on a stolen rental truck have been recovered, a law enforcement source said Monday.

The metal detectors, which were to have been used at a campaign event for Vice President Joe Biden, were found at an abandoned house in Detroit and in the U-Haul, left near Henry Ford Hospital, the source said.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • Michigan
U-Haul with equipment for Biden event stolen in Detroit
September 2nd, 2012
07:53 PM ET
2 years ago

U-Haul with equipment for Biden event stolen in Detroit

Washington (CNN) – A U-Haul truck loaded with equipment for a Monday event featuring Vice President Joe Biden was stolen in Detroit Sunday, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said.

"A U-Haul that we were utilizing was stolen at the Westin Hotel overnight," Ed Donovan told CNN.
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Filed under: Joe Biden • Michigan
Kid Rock rallies for Ryan
Kid Rock performing at a June concert in Alabama.
August 24th, 2012
09:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Kid Rock rallies for Ryan

Pontiac, Michigan (CNN) - Kid Rock's presence on the campaign trail was felt long before he appeared with Mitt Romney's running mate Rep. Paul Ryan at a fundraiser on Friday.

Just ask any campaign staffer or political reporter on the trail. His song "Born Free" has blasted from speakers at rallies since Romney launched his presidential bid more than a year ago, and it has been playing at Ryan events since he joined the Republican ticket.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Paul Ryan
August 24th, 2012
12:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney goes THERE: 'Birther' joke raises conspiracy theory

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."
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Mitt Romney
Romney, Ryan to campaign together Friday, Saturday
August 22nd, 2012
11:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Ryan to campaign together Friday, Saturday

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Paul Ryan
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