On Tuesday night, 10 candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination gathered in downtown Detroit’s Fox Theatre for a live debate organized by CNN. Approximately 3,500 students, government leaders, city residents and guests were in attendance.
Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., gave the keynote address to a crowd of 10,000 people at the 64th annual NAACP Fight for Freedom Dinner at the Cobo Conference Center in Detroit Sunday evening. The Detroit branch of the NAACP is the largest in the nation.
In a poll of students conducted by The Daily earlier this month, a majority said they were unfamiliar with Michigan's gubernatorial candidates this year. The Daily talked to several major candidates to help provide a guide.
Amid an ongoing recount of Michigan's vote launched by Jill Stein, the former Green Party presidential nominee, University of Michigan professors and local Democrats are saying they think such efforts are highly unlikely to change the results of the election.
Along with unexpected national election results on Nov. 8, there was also the local failure of a proposal to raise $2.9 billion from taxpayers over the next 20 years to oversee development of a regional transportation system in southeast Michigan.