Dems, GOP predict big fight for MI in November

By Rick Pluta

The campaigns for President Obama and presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney say Michigan will be a battleground state in the months leading up to the November election. Michigan have not picked a Republican in the presidential race since 1988.
State Attorney General Bill Schuette is Romney's Michigan campaign chairman. He said Romney family connections to Michigan put the state in play.

"Fundamentally, with Mitt Romney as a Michigan guy with deep Michigan roots and the Romney family's commitment to service, I think that is etched into the electorate here in our state."

Romney's father served as governor of Michigan in the 1960s; his mother and a former sister-in-law both ran for the U-S Senate; and his brother served on the Michigan State University Board of Trustees.

President Obama will visit Michigan next week. His campaign press secretary also said Michigan will be hard-fought.   

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