Romney trumps all in Michigan fund-raising so far

Oct 18, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is outpacing all other candidates in fund-raising  Michigan – including President Obama.

Mitt Romney’s roots go deep in Michigan. He was born and raised here. His father was governor from 1963 to 1969.

Inside Michigan Politics editor Bill Ballenger says Romney’s got a widespread net of supporters.

"Mitt Romney is so far ahead, it’s not even a contest," Ballenger says. "And no other presidential candidate even has a presence in Michigan.”

Except, Ballenger says, for President Obama, whose donations are increasing.

He says the president has been visiting Michigan a lot lately because no Democrat can be elected without carrying the state.