The last pro-Romney TV ad in Michigan was a $528,000 spot Restore Our Future political action committee bought last month during the Olympics touting the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to revive the fledgling 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Robinson said.Various Republicans are insisting Michigan is still in play and that they'll be mounting a campaign there:
"Michigan is in play and we're going to continue to work hard here. It's a state that will get attention," Republican National Committee finance chairman Ron Weiser told The Detroit News. [...]Michigan will get attention—just not in the form of TV ad buys. Romney will never pull out of Michigan—but he won't actually put much in, either. Sure, if the polls suddenly swing toward Romney, Republican billionaires and their Super PACs could dive back in with big TV ad buys. But given that nasty ads are the Republican tactic for winning, their absence these days in Michigan and Pennsylvania says a lot about what Republican strategists see happening in those supposed swing states.
The Republicans met last week in Tampa, Fla., where deputy campaign director Katie Packer Gage told the Michigan delegation that Romney "will never pull out of Michigan."