POSTED: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Romney and Santorum are in Ohio today- the next big prize.
We knew all along that Michigan was a big challenge for Romney.
Rick Santorum made a strong effort there, but Romney made a comeback.
And despite predictions he could lose his home state, he beat Rick Santorum by three points in Michigan.
"We didn't win by a lot, but we won by enough, and that's all that counts," said Mitt Romney, Presidential Candidate.
Santorum conceded before networks called the race.
"Everyone said, well, just ignore, you have really no chance here. And the people of Michigan looked into the hearts of the candidates, and all I have to say is: I love you back," said Rick Santorum, Presidential Candidate.
Some feel that Santorum is focused on the wrong issues.
"I think sometimes he gets bogged down on the theology of things and he needs to talk more the economic issues," explained Alice Stirton Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Newt Gingrich came in third in Arizona and last in Michigan.
"Newt Gingrich has got to find a place to get a foothold...he needs to break beyond that if he wants to be a credible force," said John Harwood CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent.
Ron Paul got half of Gingrich's support in Arizona and just twelve percent in Michigan but says those aren't the numbers that count.
"Guess what? We're still winning a lot of delegates and that's what counts," said Ron Paul Presidential Candidate