2008 Michigan Republican primary

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2008 Michigan Republican presidential primary

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30 delegates to the Republican National Convention
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Candidate Mitt Romney John McCain
Home state Massachusetts Arizona
Delegate count 20 7
Popular vote 338,316 257,985
Percentage 38.92% 29.68%

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Candidate Mike Huckabee Ron Paul
Home state Arkansas Texas
Delegate count 3 0
Popular vote 139,764 54,475
Percentage 16.08% 6.27%

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Election results by county. Dark Red denotes those won by Romney, and Red denotes counties won by McCain.

The 2008 Michigan Republican primary took place on January 15, 2008. Mitt Romney came in first with 39 percent of the vote, followed by John McCain with 30 percent and Mike Huckabee in third-place with 16 percent. The victory was widely viewed as critical for the Romney campaign, as a loss in Michigan, where his father was governor, would have resulted in a loss of momentum after two losses already in New Hampshire and Iowa.

National delegates determined: 30 out of 60

In accordance with Republican National Committee rules, Michigan was stripped of half its delegates for holding primary contests before February 5, 2008.

Candidates[edit]

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Results[edit]

100% of precincts reporting[1]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Mitt Romney 338,316 38.92% 20
John McCain 257,985 29.68% 7
Mike Huckabee 139,764 16.08% 3
Ron Paul 54,475 6.27% 0
Fred Thompson 32,159 3.7% 0
Rudy Giuliani 24,725 2.84% 0
Uncommitted 18,118 2.08% 0
Duncan Hunter 2,819 0.32% 0
Tom Tancredo 457 0.05% 0
Sam Brownback 351 0.04% 0
Write-ins 124 0.01% 0
Total 869,293 100% 30

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Presidential Republican Primary Election Results - Michigan". uselectionatlas.org. Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2009-03-29.