Despite the credit President Barack Obama gets for helping turn around Michigan’s signature auto industry, he trails the man he’s likely to face in November — Michigan-born Mitt Romney — in campaign fund-raising in the state.

At least for a few more days.

A Free Press analysis of Federal Election Commission records shows that as of the end of February — the most recent period for which data are available — Obama had raised about $1.6 million in Michigan.

That’s far more than Obama had raised in the state at this point four years ago, but still less than Romney’s $2-million total, despite the Obama administration investing billions in taxpayers’ money to save General Motors and Chrysler.

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