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Welcome to Michigan Radio’s coverage page for the 2012 Election.If you’re looking for more information to help with your decisions, you can read our collection of stories about key races featured below.You can also check out our Guide to the Ballot Proposals.

Crowd in Commerce Township waiting for Romney team

Gage Skidmore

Supporters are gathering in Commerce Township, Michigan waiting to hear from Mitt Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. They're scheduled to address the crowd around noon.

More from the Detroit News:

Even before doors were to open at 9:30 a.m., roughly 100 people turned out an hour early at the cider mill as security from Oakland County Sheriff's Department and others were sweeping the area with metal detectors and dogs. Richard Gibes looked out at Commerce Road, packed with dozens of cars and the number of people lining the white fences surrounding the farm. "I think this is just great," said Gibes of Milford. "This place is going to be packed." Rochester resident Sean Mulcahy added he was pumped to get a chance to hear Romney and Ryan. "We're exited for some new blood," said Mulcahy. "We're here to take back our country, and I want to hear how we're going to get America working again."

The campaign stop in Michigan is a signal that the race is tightening in the state.

Polls show the Romney/Ryan ticket has made gains. More from the Examiner.com:

August 16th: Obama 49.5, Romney 41.8 (7.7 point Obama lead) Now: Obama 47.4, Romney 43.6 (3.8 point Obama lead) Net change: Romney up 3.9 points

Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton is covering the event today and will have more for us later.


Mark Brush was the station's Digital Media Director. He succumbed to a year-long battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, in March 2018. He was 49 years old.
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