Romney To Michigan Voters: 'I Am a Son of Detroit'

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns in Sparks, Nevada, the day before the 2012 Nevada Republican Caucus.
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"I am a son of Detroit." That's the first line from an op-ed Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney published in The Detroit News on Tuesday. The candidate's father, George Romney, was the Governor of Michigan in the 1960s; Mitt Romney grew up in Michigan, and with the Michigan primary contest just a week away, he’s been vigorously re-asserting his roots. But given the fact Romney hasn't lived in the state in years and "corporate-raider" past, whether or not Michigan voters will accept him as a native son remains to be seen.

Steve Mitchell is president of Mitchell Research and Communication has the latest poll numbers. Rick Pluta is a political reporter for Michigan Public Radio.