Romney says Santorum trying to 'kidnap' primary

Romney says Santorum trying to 'kidnap' primary

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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. On Monday, Romney announced his presidential bid, saying it's time to restore America greatness. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 28, 2012 at 4:44 PM

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) -- Mitt Romney says he's struggling with the Republican Party's right wing in Michigan because he's unwilling to make "incendiary" comments. He also accused rival Rick Santorum of trying to "kidnap" the presidential nominating process with automated calls urging Democrats to vote in Tuesday's primary in Michigan.
   Speaking to reporters hours after the polls opened, Romney suggested his rivals are making headway with the GOP base because they are willing to say "outrageous things" that help them in the polls.
   Romney says he's not willing to light his "hair on fire" to try to earn support.
   Romney also said phone calls by Santorum's campaign urging Democrats to vote against Romney in Michigan on Tuesday amount to an attempt to "kidnap the primary process."
   Arizona also holds its GOP presidential primary Tuesday.
 

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