Clinton pointed to the more traditionally Republican policies Trump outlined, such as cutting taxes for the upper class and loosening financial regulation, which she portrayed as harmful for the working class.
DETROIT— Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump visited Michigan to speak to the Detroit Economic Club about his soon-to-be-released economic plan and to issue criticisms Hillary Clinton amid protests inside and out of the Cobo Center.
PHILADELPHIA — During the primary season, Flint garnered a lot of media attention following Hillary Clinton’s mention of the Flint water crisis in a presidential debate in January. In the weeks and months that followed Michigan’s March primary, media attention slowly drifted away from the city onto other topics. However, federal support for Flint has remained in the House of Representatives, Senate and executive branch.
PHILADELPHIA — The expectation for Michigan to be a battleground state this year was accentuated at the Democratic National Convention, with speeches from four state natives: Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Detroit worker Henrietta Ivey.
During the last two days of the convention, Weaver spoke to Clinton’s commitment to Flint, Duggan highlighted Clinton’s support for the working class, Granholm mocked Trump through impressions and Ivey talked about her personal experiences and how Clinton can help workers like her.
PHILADELPHIA — Amid leaked DNC emails and fears of a divided party, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters ignited protests throughout Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention this week. Additionally, many delegates at the convention came in protest with taped mouths and rampant booing of various speakers who praised presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Presumptive democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate last night. Kaine, who was elected to the Senate in 2012, represents Virgina — a predicted swing state during the election this November.
In an official statement from U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint), he wrote that Clinton's choice of Kaine was complementary to her platform.
Henrietta Ivey — a native Michigan healthcare worker —will speak at the Democratic National Convention next Thursday in Philadelphia.
Ivey is one of 20 “everyday Americans” who will address the crowds in the Wells-Fargo Arena to share with delegates and attendees both their experiences and reasons to believe Hillary Clinton will unite and strengthen the nation.
Contrary to this claim, a June NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking poll shows Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton virtually tied in support from independents, with Clinton receiving nearly 90 percent of her party’s support.
CLEVELAND — The Michigan delegation presented a united front behind Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump despite brief confusion during roll call, in which Michigan abstained from the vote Tuesday at the Republican National Convention.
Trump won the Michigan state primary in March, garnering significant support in rural areas of the state — such as the Upper Peninsula — while, in Washtenaw County, the majority of voters supported Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a candidate who has yet to endorse Trump.