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Michigan GOP Hopefuls Make Final Macomb Bus Stop to Fire up Voters

Utica was one of the last stops for the state GOP's "Believe in Michigan - Jobs First" bus tour of Michigan.

Nearly a dozen Republican candidates arrived in an over-sized Mitt Romney bus Monday morning to fire up the volunteers who have been working at the Macomb-Utica Victory Center since the beginning of the campaign season.

“48-hours ago we were down two points in the polls. This morning we’re up one. Keep working those phones and knocking on those doors and we’ll bring it home,” said Bobby Schostak, chairman of the Michigan GOP.

Michigan has 25 Republican victory centers across the state. Between the GOP volunteers and candidates, Schostak said more than 1 million doors have been knocked in Michigan to convince voters to vote Republican.

Since Friday, Michigan Republicans have been making pit stops around the state in the Romney victory bus. The 11 a.m. stop was one of the last for the Michigan GOP's "Believe in Michigan - Jobs First" bus tour.

Republicans including Attorney General Bill Schuette, Ronna Romney McDaniel, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, Congresswoman 9th Congressional District candidate Don Volaric, Senate hopeful Pete Hoekstra and several others walked off the bus Monday in Utica.

Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder along with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley took his "Yes on One, No on the Rest" bus tour to Sterling Heights to meet with voters and clarify the governor's position on the six proposals due to face Michiganders at the polls Tuesday. 

Ronna Romney, along with her two children Abagail and Nash McDaniel who stole the show with their enthusiasm, told the crowd she was extremely proud of the volunteers.

"Your efforts have paid off. We have a few more days and we're going to win Michigan because of you," she said.

Ronna Romney told the crowd that Michigan is special to her aunt and uncle, Ann and Mitt Romney.

"It's their home. It's where they fell in love and where his parents were buried," she said.

When Mitt Romney decided to run for president, Ronna Romney said he visited his father's grave in Brighton and promised to never do anything to embarrass the former Gov. of Michigan, said Ronna Romney.

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