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I'm Bill Hemmer for foxnews.com.
Some key -- to the primary -- -- later today.
And the states of Arizona and Michigan first on the economy.
These two states share something that you really don't want to brag about economic landscape here.
The deeper the red the more trouble you read if you're -- -- state you're doing okay.
You have a surplus of jobs today.
And Michigan though the foreclosure rate about sixth highest.
And the country in the unemployment rate over the past 1011 years has not been impressive it's gone way up it's come down a little bit but still.
At nine point 3% that's well above the national average.
Eight point 3% there's a similar story in Arizona.
On the foreclosure rate Arizona's number three in the country only behind Nevada and California they've been wracked by this real estate crash.
Current unemployment rate eight point 7% and Arizona which still puts you above.
The national average civil watch to see how the economy plays out.
And the primary votes throughout the evening tonight the results back in 2008 this is on the map behind this red is Republican.
For Senator McCain and blue is Democrat for then Senator Obama Arizona was John McCain's home state he won that easily over.
By then Senator Obama 54 to 45%.
Think a lot of these areas down here around Phoenix where.
If I'm -- cope -- counting which accounts more than half of the total vote and the state of Arizona and Michigan it was lost a deep sea of blue four years ago.
With President Obama easily beating John McCain 57%.
Eventually going on to win the White House what about the primary level though.
He go back to 2008 the primary battle between Senator McCain.
And governor Romney at the time the state of Michigan -- how it breaks down.
Romney winning his native states.
And Michigan by nine points 39 to 30% over John McCain and Romney is an orange here look where he did well.
The eastern half the southeastern area -- state this is where you find your population center here in south.
And Michigan also an Oakland County you're just take a look at this a lot of votes to be -- here it's Republican territory for Romney.
He won that state that county rather by twenty points over John McCain and watch this county here to the east.
That's McComb county Romney also winner -- when he points over Senator McCain for years ago.
This is Reagan Democrat territory McComb county and if somebody like Rick Santorum is going to do well.
I in the state of Michigan and beat Romney in his native state.
But -- counties where he will mine for votes they'll also go out here to Grand Rapids this is -- county.
A lot of votes out here that Romney won four years ago these are social conservatives religious conservatives in Kent County.
It's the the native place of former president Gerald Ford.
Who later played football as a center at the University of Michigan.
Also over here and Ottawa county to social conservatives.
Were Romney was a winner for years ago.
And we'll see whether or not McCain can are rather Santorum.
Can bite into.
Mitt Romney's native state if he is going to pull off an upset later tonight -- it gives you a bit of an idea what we're looking at right now in Michigan.
And also in the state of Arizona hope you'll be with -- 9 o'clock eastern time in prime time later tonight.
On the Fox News Channel on Bill Hemmer for foxnews.com.
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