Michigan Primary 2012: Santorum Seeks Upset

The Republican race heats up in Michigan in what could be a close contest.
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Transcript for Michigan Primary 2012: Santorum Seeks Upset
-- -- politics here is your voice your vote and would just three days ago until the next big contests and Arizona Michigan. New questions about how -- the candidates will go to capture those conservative Republican voters in the primary. And how that might play later among those all important independent voters who played a major role in the general election here's ABC's David -- tonight. They are ratcheting up the rhetoric with time running out in Michigan Rick Santorum suggesting Mitt Romney is an elitist. -- that they'll let you please come up with fairly ideologies and phony ideas. To rob you have your freedom. And -- government control of your -- And Romney still trying to group is conservative -- funds by using his opponent I can attest for my conservative credentials by quoting. Somebody who endorsed -- about 2008 campaign. He's talking about this santorum's endorsement for years ago Mitt Romney is hit its stride which is what conservatives warning here -- -- Mitt Romney. This is a guy who was really conservative and -- we can trust. Running to the right is part of Republican primary politics -- look at. But establishment Republicans are starting to worry. Santorum who leads some national polls has spent a week talking about social issues instead of jobs. Everything from abortion prenatal testing to contraception. I've always been very public that as president -- -- -- I will defund Planned -- in the past 24 hours the conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal -- two pieces on Santorum asking. Is -- more allies are in chief and proclaiming. Democrats are praying for Santorum nomination. Conservatives including radio host Rush Limbaugh are buying -- the Republican establishment was essentially saying that the -- that the conservatives are -- -- a making a Methodist. All this talk on social issues this move to the right apparently is not helping either candidate among that important group of independent voters. In fact Mitt Romney was basically even with them but our latest ABC news poll shows him with a gap of fourteen points. And Rick Santorum is -- his -- favorability rating going up as well David. David -- in Washington David think you and as many you know at home we're just back from Michigan tonight where we spent the last 24 hours. Listening to Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney there on the stump and -- and Ford Field right there in downtown Detroit we -- political analyst Ron Brownstein. Just how important that Michigan -- -- be come Tuesday. How crucial. Its mission. No single -- -- decisive but it Mitt Romney was mentioned it would be huge blow yet so many advantages. Family -- the fact he's been able to concentrate its financial and organizational resources he has enormous establishment support. He's unable to win here it would not only send its -- he doesn't want you -- -- -- huge burst of momentum going into Super Tuesday blue collar kind of lunch bucket states. At a loss here could immediately -- into -- and really. Turn this race around. We're staying -- -- right now that Romney team is -- locker room what are they saying about Michigan. They have to win this state and they're going to do whatever it takes to win the state so mathematically he could survive but politically a loss here would be. -- tumultuous event with the earthquake in the Republican race. Says it would be an earthquake the stakes enormous for both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in Michigan on Tuesday. Stay with their powerhouse political team in tomorrow morning here George interviews Rick Santorum on the eve of those next big contest -- person in the morning on this week with George.

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