Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

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.

Mike Pence addresses a rally in Novi

A little over a week after his formal nomination as Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took the stage Thursday evening in Novi, Michigan, following an earlier town hall event in Grand Rapids.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

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.

Portrait of Henriette Ivey

Henrietta Ivey — a native Michigan healthcare worker —will speak at the Democratic National Convention next Thursday in Philadelphia.

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. 

Following the Associated Press’ announcement of Hillary Clinton’s securing of the Democratic nomination for president and the further affirmation of her place as the presumptive nominee after a series of key victories in Tuesday’s primaries, supporters of Sen.

Among other unique qualities, this presidential election stands out in that it’s putting the spotlight on and taking new approaches to many previously under-the-radar topics — such as campus issues like college student debt and campus sexual assault.

Voter turnout compared in Clinton, Washtenaw and Wayne counties (CNN)

U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders won a heavily unexpected upset victory in Michigan’s Democratic primary Tuesday — and that victory was marked by a historic voter turnout for the state, especially among young voters.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks in the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor on Monday.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D–Vt.) won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary with 50.1 percent of the vote Tuesday night after an unexpected surge of voting in the state broke records and pushed him over the edge.