Home Field Advantage?


POSTED: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 11:09am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 11:10am

Romney is on his turf of Michigan, but is that enough to win the primary?

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are in Michigan today, and their TV ads are getting fierce.

Romney has some history in Michigan. His dad was governor here, but that was over 40 years ago.

Michigan's governor is expected to endorse Romney today, but the question is whether the endorsement will help him win the state despite his opposition to the auto bailout. "The auto companies need to go through managed bankruptcy, to shed -their excess costs," said Mitt Romney, (R) Presidential Candidate.

Santorum's leading the latest Michigan polls. His conservative message has blue collar appeal. "You will never hear me talk about income distribution as a problem in America. There will be people that make more. There will be people that make less," said Rick Santorum, (R) Presidential Candidate.

For Romney and Santorum, experts think a win in Michigan will come down to money. "They're going to debate taxes and spending, and how that goes one on one is going to determine, I think, who wins the race," said Former Michigan Governor, John Engler.

Meantime President Obama’s fundraising in California today, and facing tough questions from Hollywood about anti-piracy legislation that failed on Capitol Hill.

Tracie Potts, NBC News, Washington.

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