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Santorum Concedes To Romney In Michigan Primary

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.

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