Michigan Primary Results: Mitt Romney Ekes Out Win Over Rick Santorum, Carries Arizona as Well

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Mitt Romney won the Michigan primary narrowly over Rick Santorum Tuesday, reclaiming some momentum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

He also won Arizona, by a much bigger margin.

Romney needed to win both, but especially Michigan (where he grew up when his father was governor) to assert his ability to regain his tarnished frontrunner status.

A Santorum win in Michigan would have raised questions about how strong a candidate Romney is within the GOP, and even a narrow defeat may have done so.

Nevertheless, Romney was 2-for-2 last night. Whether that gives him a critical boost heading into 10 "Super Tuesday" primaries March 6 remains an open question.

Empirically, Michigan's 30 delegates to the Republican convention, where the nominee is actually chosen this summer, will be allocated on a proportional basis.

That's in contrast to Romney's victory in Arizona, which was both expected and more thorough, netting him all 29 delegates in that state's winner-take-all primary.

Santorum portrayed his Michigan defeat as better than expected, even after leading in the polls earlier this month, given Romney's financial and territorial edge.

"This was going to be Romney's night. The question was how big. And it wasn't very big," Santorum said, adding that it's a "two-person race right now" with Mitt.

Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich, despite finishing a distant third and fourth Tuesday, have both indicated they are still in this for the long haul to amass delegates.

The Arizona and Michigan primary results, according to Real Clear Politics:

Michigan primary results
  1. Mitt Romney 409,138 (41.1%)  
  2. Rick Santorum 377,119 (37.9%)  
  3. Ron Paul 115,531 (11.6%)
  4. Newt Gingrich 64,955 (6.5%)

Arizona primary results

  1. Mitt Romney 215,119 (47.3%)  
  2. Rick Santorum 120,678 (26.6%)  
  3. Newt Gingrich 73,478 (16.2%)
  4. Ron Paul 38,453 (8.4%)
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Hey its destiny and im here just talkn about who evelyn johnson means to me as well as my man satanas music i believe when it comes to love when it comes to n arrest it means alot when i heard about my mans arrest it really meant alot to me and by me hearin what went on n about what da reagan era means or meant to me means alot anyhowits averything n everything about what it means to bein their for somebody since feb 2011n dec 2010 meant alot to me bein wit juelz n to what love is really about anyhow:)!!!!!

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Hi its destiny talking about my man juelz s arrest about the reagan era album was always things that meant alot to one n 1 because i always loved all his music since then n felt at home since jan 2007 anyhow when it comes to the arrest issue really meant alot to me because of me knowin him im means alot im mean from santo domingo hes as well dr n it means alot seein my people down secondly im from the les n it means alot seein juelz go through bein locked up in feb 2011 but 2 me:)!!!

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Hi its destiny talking about my man juelz s arrest about the reagan era album was always things that meant alot to one n 1 because i always loved all his music since then n felt at home since jan 2007 anyhow when it comes to the arrest issue really meant alot to me because of me knowin him im means alot im mean from santo domingo hes as well dr n it means alot seein my people down secondly im from the les n it means alot seein juelz go through bein locked up in feb 2011 but 2 me:) juelz means alot 2 me !!!

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Hi its destiny and talking about my man juelz s arrest and about the reagan era album was always things that meant alot to one n 1 because i always loved all his music since july 2005 n felt at home since jan 2007 anyhow when it comes to the arrest issue really meant alot to me because of me knowin him im mea im from santo domingo hes as well dr n it means alot seein my people down secondly im from the les n it means alot seein juelz go through bein locked up in feb 2011 but anyhow juelz means alot 2 me !!!

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Yes its destiny n im here to talk about the time of the butterflies n what juelz mean to me from oct 2009-dec 2010 -feb 2011 n to April12 2011 anyhow :) to me with my man santanas arrest has meant alot to me with all his creativity for all his music n 2 da to him:) as memmories of bein uptown at 155& amsterdam talkin about what makes me happy since jan 2007 ive always thought of bein wit my man juelz and i feel 100% :)so like i couldnt wait til my projects were finished about talkin about muSic means2me:)!

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Hey its destiny and yeh belinda n who are u i never been lucky but lucky enough for any drinks but to me im me im me assertive n im worth because im here for juelz i dnt speak slurr language when it comes to the time of the butterflies everything resolves around what happened from feb 2011 to me means alot and to us n to who he is as a man a thinker n believer n his goals $ wise n yeh hes dr so:) hes my man yeh so :) im happy n he s worth my time even though i was always made for a homemaker iam me!:)!

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WE NEED MITT ROMNEY AS PRESIDENT, TO UNDO ALL THE HARM DONE TO OUR COUNTRY, BY BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.

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@ Destiny and Imani Are you referring to the book, "In the Time of Butterflies"? About the Mirabel sisters? @ Destiny So you are Juelz's wifey? You lucky gal! He's a hunk!

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About The times of The Butterflies effect 1934- 1979 - 2009- 2010!!! anyhow its now time for The Reagan Era effect !!!!..............:)!!!! and i wanna congrads to my papi juelz santana !!! bring da reagan era back !!! much luv :) !!!............

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