Michigan GOP holding state convention in Detroit

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Gov. Rick Snyder is kicking off a Michigan Republican convention by promoting the state's economic comeback and calling for the election of more Republicans to keep it going.

Snyder told hundreds of state GOP activists Saturday in Detroit
that Michigan is a role model for the nation but "we need a new
president in Washington."

The governor was followed by a video speech by presidential
candidate Mitt Romney's wife, Ann. She said she and her husband are
"inspired by our Michigan heritage" and will take it to the White
House.

Mitt and Ann Romney grew up in Michigan and hopes those ties
will help him carry the state in November. No Republican has won
Michigan's electoral votes since George H.W. Bush in 1988.


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