The billionaire founder of the 5-hour Energy drink and his Michigan-based companies have given millions to candidates for state office and political groups across the country, but he remains little-known in his home state.
An amendment was rejected that would have given the money to the Department of Human Services’ effort to lower infant mortality rates.
Republicans had a successful 2014 election and hope to win Michigan in the presidential race for the first time since 1988.
It will be the Republican’s first trip to Michigan since announcing he’s contemplating a presidential bid.
“We’re going to build the Michigan back that we had before, but even better,” Snyder told supporters.
The fight for House control in the Nov. 4 election will determine the ease or difficulty with which Republican Gov. Rick Snyder or Democratic challenger Mark Schauer can enact his agenda in the next Legislature.
But, Romney said, “Help is on the way” in Terri Lynn Land, who “will make a difference in Washington.”
“It’s time for him to apologize to America,” Romney said of Obama, speaking to several hundred GOP supporters.
Twenty-five U.S. companies could complete a so-called corporate inversion this year.
Michigan’s top-of-the-ticket gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates can look ahead to November while many others vying for the largest number of open U.S. House seats in 22 years must first survive the August primary.