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Santorum Concedes To Romney In Michigan Primary

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Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum greets supporters at an election night rally on February 28, 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. According to results, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney finished first in the Michigan and Arizona Republican presidential nominee.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum greets supporters at an election night rally on February 28, 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. According to results, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney finished first in the Michigan and Arizona Republican presidential nominee. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ) – Mitt Romney scored a hard-won, home state triumph in Michigan and powered to victory in Arizona Tuesday night, gaining a two-state primary sweep over Rick Santorum and precious momentum in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in a generation.

WWJ’s Newsradio 950’s Beth Fisher reports that Santorum said he was proud of how close he came in “Romney’s State”.

“To the people of Michigan – you know, we came into the backyard of one of my opponents, in a race that everyone said, ‘just ignore, you really have no chance here’ and the people of Michigan looked into the hearts of the candidates – and all I have to say is ‘I love you’ back,” said Santorum in conceding defeat in the Michigan primary.

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Jana, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar at the Santorum rally. (WWJ: Beth Fisher)

Returns showed Romney at 41 percent and Santorum at 37 percent.

See local results here.

Read more from CBSNews.com

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for continuing election coverage.

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