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Welcome to Michigan Radio’s coverage page for the 2012 Election.If you’re looking for more information to help with your decisions, you can read our collection of stories about key races featured below.You can also check out our Guide to the Ballot Proposals.

Michigan GOP: Primary or caucus?

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Michigan Republicans are weighing whether to hold a primary or a caucus.

Republicans in the state are debating whether they'll use a primary or caucus system to choose their GOP candidate for  the 2012 presidential election, the Associated Press reports. From the AP:

The state GOP's Policy Committee plans to recommend its choice next week. The full GOP state committee is scheduled to make a final decision in mid-August. Republican National Committee member Saul Anuzis says he thinks a primary would encourage the largest voter turnout and most visits by the candidates. Others want a caucus, saying it will keep Democrats from interfering and give grass-roots activists more clout. The primary is scheduled by law for next Feb. 28, but lawmakers could change the date. Michigan held its 2008 presidential primary in mid-January. Michigan Democrats plan to choose their favorite at a May 5 caucus since President Barack Obama is the near-certain nominee.