Symbolically speaking, this month's Michigan's primary may be the most important of the GOP presidential race to date. It's the state where Mitt Romney grew up, and his father was a beloved government and business leader. And now, Romney seems to have a real chance of losing the state to Rick Santorum.
White House officials and Cabinet secretaries will soon be helping to raise money for a pro-Obama superPAC, Priorities USA Action. The superPAC says it's being careful to stay within the rules, but some argue that it shouldn't be happening at all.
All the Republican presidential candidates still in the race have been hit with glitter by protesters. The first glitter bomber says it's a "harmless but sensational way to bring attention to serious issues," but others have called it assault.
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell asked billionaire Santorum backer Foster Friess whether he thought the GOP presidential candidate's very conservative social views would be disadvantageous to Santorum in the general election. Friess not only didn't think so; he indicated he didn't see what all the fuss was about. And then he dispensed some advice about contraceptives.
The New Jersey State Assembly followed the lead of the state Senate and voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the state on Thursday. Governor Chris Christie has vowed to veto the measure and put it up for referendum in November.
Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum traveled to Michigan on Thursday, where he delivered a speech to the Detroit Economic Club. Polls show Santorum leading Michigan-born Mitt Romney in the state.
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