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Ann Arbor, MichiganW

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
* CAMPAIGN 2008 *

michigandaily.com

ZACHARY MEISNER/Dai,
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won the state's GOP primary yesterday, giving him a much-needed victory over Sen. John McCain and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Romney had spent $2 million campaigning in Michigan.
Michigan win gives Romney new hope

GOP RpE SULTeSa
McCain places a distant second

STATEWIDE

STUDENT PRECINCTS'

By JULIE ROWE day's primary. The effort paid
Daily StaffReporter off.
The former Massachusetts
Mitt Romney won Michigan's governor took 39 percent of
Republican presidential primary the Republican vote, comfort-
yesterday, re-invigorating a cam- ably beating second-place John
paign that needed a victory after McCain, who garnered 30 per-
losses in Iowa and New Hamp- cent of the vote.
shire. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike
Romney, a Bloomfield Hills Huckabee finished third, win-
native, had campaigned hard in ning 16 percent of Republican
the state in the run-up to yester- votes in Michigan.

In precincts with large num-
bers of University students,
though, Romney finished second
to McCain, a senator from Ari-
See REPUBLICANS, Page 7A
MORE ON THE PRIMARY...
0 For more on the Republican reactions to
the voting results, see News, Page 3A.
* Fornan audio slideshowon campus voting,
go to michigandaily.com/allvideos

PRIMARY BREAKDOWN
Republicans
WRD1 PRECINCT 2 (20voters)
MICHHG4N UNrs)
G n :9% . Mcan:44% " Huckabee:8%
WR PRCNT s2 0voes
Non e :3 % " MCT? (45 vote Huckabee: 90%
WARDRECINCT3 (45voters)
Romne:24% G Mc n :34% " Huckabee:3l%
W R1PECINCT4 (36voters)
CONIT HIHSHO

Othe~
Huckabee
6%

Statewide voter turnout rate

Turnout rate at 15 student-heavy
precincts near campus.

DEMOCRATIC RESULTS
Clinton takes first, but not on campus

By EMILY BARTON
Daily StaffReporter
In a Michigan Democratic pri-
mary featuring a limited slate
of candidates, Hillary Clinton
emerged victorious yesterday,
winning 55 percent of votes
throughout the state.
But voters in student-heavy
precincts near campus over-
whelmingly rejected Clinton,

instead choosing the "uncom-
mitted" option. Supporters of
Barack Obama and John Edwards
had urged voters who wanted to
support their candidates to vote
uncommitted, since their names
weren't on the ballot. 51 percent
of voters in those precincts voted
uncommitted, while only 30 per-
cent chose Clinton.
The significance of the Demo-
cratic primary in Michigan was

greatly diminished after the
Democratic National Committee
stripped the state of its Demo-
cratic delegates for moving its pri-
mary before Feb. 5.
In response, Obama and
Edwards both removed their
names from the primary ballot in
Michigan, leaving only Clinton,
Sen. Christopher Dodd, Rep. Den-
nisKucinich and former Sen. Mike
See DEMOCRATS, Page 7A

Deocratsomitd:2
*\s WARDI,PRECINCTI (46voters)
MICHIGAN TN
hWARrIhRsCNCT2 (86voters)
Clnton4% * Uncom ited:40
JRCE:WASH ENAW WARD,PRECINCT4 (769voters)
COUNTY CLERK T U ncom itted:51

sOuRCE: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
'Aggregatedata from15 precincts near campus with a
large number of student voters.
All data as of 11:45last night.

FOOTAL
Missing files raise questions for new coach

COURS CONTRO ERSY
Bloggers revive debate
over 'How to be Gay' class

WVU officials
claim documents
went missing as
Rodriguez left
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP)
- West Virginia is investigat-
ing the disappearance of records
associated with the school's foot-
ball program, a topic the agent for
former coach Rich Rodriguez says
will be addressed in court docu-
ments when the time is right.
Citing anonymous sources,
The Charleston Gazette reported
yesterday that files kept in Rodri-

guez's private office disappeared
between Dec. 16 and Jan. 3, along
with strength and conditioning
records from the weight room.
Assistant athletic director
Mike Fragale
told The Asso-
ciated Press
missing but
that he does
not know what
was in them.'
The athletic RODRIGUEZ
department
won't have any
further comment until its investi-
gation is finished, he said.
The newspaper report claimed

the missing documents included
players' personal contact infor-
mation, scholarship payments
and class attendance records, as
well as strength and condition-
ing records and photographs that
tracked players' physical prog-
ress.
WVU is suing Rodriguez, who
accepted the head coaching job
at Michigan last month, to col-
lect on a $4 million buyout clause
in his contract. A response is due
in about a week, and agent Mike
Brown told The Associated Press
late yesterday that's when his cli-
ent will respond to most of the
accusations in the newspaper
report.

The report has "a lot of misin-
formation and untruthful state-
ments," Brown said.
Brown denied Rodriguez kept
a personal file on each player and
that a strength coordinator took
photos of them. Every time play-
ers were tested, he added, "those
records were given to the head
coach and every assistant coach."
That means current head coach
Bill Stewart should have copies.
"Regarding the class atten-
dance records, I sure hope that
West Virginia's compliance and
academic office keeps those
records, because if they don't,
they have serious institutional
control problems," he said.

Per
Po

ez Hilton wrote sity for seven years now. While the
class sparked a controversy at first,
st about course with some conservatives arguing
that the class was meant to indoc-
last week trinate students into gay lifestyles,
the storm surrounding the class
By MARA GAY has largely faded over time.
Daily StaffReporter But last week, gossip and media
----_- blogger Perez Hilton rediscovered
ish Prof. David Halperin the class and posted a description
e controversy surrounding of it on his website, inciting a new
glish course, "How to be round of controversy on the Inter-

Engl
said th
his En

Gay: Male Homosexuality and Ini-
tiation," is old news.
The class, English 317, has been
offered on and off at the Univer-

net.
The posts about "How to be
Gay" spread from Hilton's website,
See BLOGGER, Page 7A

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