In an expected and unsurprising result, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has been declared the winner of the Michigan primary held yesterday. With 100% of the precincts reporting the final results are:
Mitt Romney: 39%
John McCain: 30%
Mike Huckabee: 16%
The results illustrates the fact that there is no clear front-runner thus far into the primary season. With Mike Huckabee’s Iowa win, John McCain’s win in New Hampshire, and now Romney’s win in Michigan, the field is wide open and candidates who expect to come into play in Florida and the February 5th ‘Super Tuesday’ states still have a strong opportunity to win the GOP nomination.The Romney campaign poured millions of dollars into the state of Michigan and ran more ads than any other candidate. He also made a special point to ensure that voters knew of his family’s history in Michigan, as his father was Governor there in the 1960s.
In the largely uncontested Democratic race, Senator Clinton easily won with 55% of the vote. The other major candidates did not participate in this primary. Some question how much of a victory this really was with 40% primary goers voting as uncommitted.
Up next is South Carolina and Nevada, who head to the polls on Saturday, January 19th. Stay tuned to this website for more on the Presidential Primaries.