Michigan Republican primary, 2008
|Election results by county. Dark Red denotes those won by Romney, and Red denotes counties won by McCain.|
|Elections in Michigan|
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.
- Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York City
- Former Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas
- Congressman Duncan Hunter of California
- Senator John McCain of Arizona
- Congressman Ron Paul of Texas
- Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts
- Former Senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee
- "2008 Presidential Republican Primary Election Results - Michigan". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2009-03-29. External link in