LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A visit by former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and a video speech by presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife are intended to build excitement among 2,500 Michigan Republicans gathering in Detroit for this weekend's state convention.
Party activists will choose delegates and alternates to the Republican National Convention. Not all of the delegates will have voting rights since Michigan Republicans have been stripped of half their votes because they held their presidential primary before March 6.
Romney won 16 delegates in the Feb. 28 contest, while former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won 14 before dropping out.
Supporters of Santorum and Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who's still in the race, will vie for 14 now-uncommitted delegate spots.
Republican National Committee members Saul Anuzis and Holly Hughes face challengers in their re-election bids.