nuns on the bus http://michiganradio.org en In this morning's Michigan news headlines... http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-michigan-news-headlines-33 <p><strong>Romney to wrap up Battleground Bus Tour in Michigan</strong></p><p>Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is on a tour of half a dozen battleground states that winds up tomorrow in Michigan. Michigan Public Radio&rsquo;s Rick Pluta reports:</p><blockquote><p>Romney will make three campaign stops and attend a pair of fundraisers.&nbsp; Matt Frendeway is with the Michigan Republican Party.&nbsp; He says the swing through Michigan is a signal that Romney will make a strong play for Michigan and its 16 electoral votes.</p><p>&quot;He&rsquo;s going to come to Michigan and talk to folks who are struggling under President Obama&rsquo;s economy, under his failed policies. He&rsquo;s going to be visiting small towns and talking to folks about the difficulties they&rsquo;ve faced, the 400,000 Michiganders here who are still out of work, looking for work, looking for jobs.&quot;</p><p>Democrats have tried to make an issue of Romney&rsquo;s opposition to federal loans to GM and Chrysler. But two recent polls show the race for Michigan&rsquo;s 16 electoral votes is tightening. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />Rich Robinson tracks political spending for the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. He says Romney appears to be benefiting from advertising by independent groups attacking the president&rsquo;s job performance.<br /><br />&quot;They&rsquo;re not explicitly saying, &lsquo;Don&rsquo;t vote for this guy,&rsquo; but the effect of what they&rsquo;re doing is pretty obvious.&quot;<br /><br />The Republican presidential nominee last won Michigan in 1988.</p></blockquote><p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:52:23 +0000 Rebecca Williams 7917 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's Michigan news headlines... Catholic nuns bringing anti-budget cutting message to Michigan this week http://michiganradio.org/post/catholic-nuns-bringing-anti-budget-cutting-message-michigan-week <p>Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney isn&rsquo;t the only one with a bus tour passing through Michigan this week.</p><p>A group of Catholic nuns will be touring the state to criticize <a href="http://paulryan.house.gov/Issues/Issue/?IssueID=56750">Republican plans to cut federal spending</a>. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 7914 at http://michiganradio.org Catholic nuns bringing anti-budget cutting message to Michigan this week