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Mitt Romney campaigns for Republican Terri Lynn Land in Michigan U.S. Senate race

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is lending support to GOP U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land.

Romney joined other Michigan Republicans today in Livonia. He said it’s important for Michigan voters to elect Land in November, so Republicans can regain control of the U.S. Senate. Romney says then the GOP will set the national agenda, not President Obama.

“We’ll be passing legislation that will get on his desk,” Romney told the crowd. “In Washington, (Land’s) voice will be one of those that takes us in a very different direction then the president has.”

Romney says Land is needed to help push through Republican legislation to boost the economy, build the XL Pipeline and address foreign policy issues.

Land said it’s “great to have” Mitt Romney “back home.”

Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio
Michigan Radio
Republican Terri Lynn Land says she's glad to have former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney backing her run for U.S. Senate

Polls suggest Terri Lynn Land can use a boost from Michigan native son Mitt Romney.

Republican Land consistently trails Democratic Senate nominee Gary Peters in polls taken in the past month.  

Michigan voters decide who will replace retiring U.S. Senator Carl Levin, who’s stepping down after 36 years in Washington.   

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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