Michigan residents have contributed millions of dollars this election cycle to presidential candidates…mainly to the two from the major parties: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But third party candidates are collecting more cash this election season.
The election is tomorrow, but if you thought the major party candidates were going to take a break, you would be wrong. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was back in Michigan Monday.
The election is almost here, and it is clear that neither major party’s presidential candidate is ready to give up on Michigan.
She is urging people to cast their ballot not only for her but for democrats in several key state races.
One-time Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urged a crowd in Kalamazoo to vote for his former rival for the Democratic nomination next week. Sanders spoke at a get out the vote rally Wednesday on the Western Michigan University campus for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Sanders told the audience that the work of transforming the county has to continue after next week’s election:
“That in America today while the middle class shrinks, while 43-million people live in poverty, some in extreme poverty, the wealthiest people and the largest corporations have never had it so good”
Sanders’ visit is part of a flurry of campaign activity in Michigan leading up to Tuesday’s election. Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence is scheduled to be in Portage tomorrow. Hillary Clinton will appear at a get out the vote rally Friday in Detroit.
Groups from New York to Michigan to Ontario say there’s still a lot of work to be done, and they hope the next president supports them in managing invasive species, addressing climate change, and cleaning up polluted areas.
Peter Annin is co-director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for freshwater innovation at Northland College in Wisconsin. He recently brought together a group of experts representing everything from commercial to environmental interests.
Annin says many ideas came out of the summit, including the desire to start actively preserving Great Lakes ecosystems.
“Should there be more dollars invested in preservation work,” he asks, “and maybe a little bit less in restoration work?”
Many of that group’s ideas echoed recommendations from the Great Lakes Commission earlier this year.
Local groups are also weighing in. Jill Jedlicka from the Buffalo Niagara RiverKeeper says the next administration needs to work closely with community leaders.
“It’s one thing to make judgments from offices in Washington,” says Jedlicka. “But if they don’t maintain that communication and understanding from the front lines then they’re not fully informed to make decisions.”
Mark Mattson with Lake Ontario WaterKeeper in Canada hopes the next US president will be a uniting force among the states, provinces, tribes, and others with a stake in the lakes.
“There’s so many different visions and different ideas about what needs to be addressed,” he says.
The Domestic Policy of the presidential candidates is the main focus of a discussion on Central Michigan University’s campus Wednesday at 7pm.
The Speak Up Speak Out forum will host political science professors and students as panelists.
They’ll discuss the positions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on issues of domestic policy. Continue reading
Dozens of Donald Trump supporters protested outside a rally for Hillary Clinton today (Mon.) in Detroit.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stopped by Detroit today (Mon.), where she addressed a voter registration rally. Tomorrow (Tue.) is Michigan’s deadline to register.
Senator Bernie Sanders made several stops in Michigan today (Thurs). He was in the state to reach out to voters on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Sanders stopped in Grand Rapids, Dearborn, Ann Arbor and East Lansing. Continue reading
Former president Bill Clinton is in Michigan today (Mon). He’s campaigning for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Flint and Saginaw.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump threw their support behind the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Thursday via surrogates speaking at a conference in Sandusky, Ohio.
Small businesses are a priority. That’s the message Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending to Michigan voters.
Clinton released a plan for small businesses today (Tues.).
Michigan auto workers and labor leaders gathered Friday morning to oppose Republican nominee Donald Trump’s visit to Dimondale, Michigan later that day. The group gathered with a very clear message: Donald Trump would a “disaster” for Michigan.
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will have a key role in democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s potential move into the White House. The Clinton campaign announced Tuesday that Granholm is a co-chair on Clinton’s transition team.
Michigan’s longest serving governor has been disowned by members of his own political party.
Millions of Americans would be put to work if Hillary Clinton is elected president. That was the promise the candidate delivered in Metro Detroit today.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton travels to Michigan tomorrow (Thu.) to deliver a speech on jobs and the economy. Her visit follows a jobs speech Monday in Detroit by Republican nominee Donald Trump.
About 3200 people turned out to hear Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders in Kalamazoo this morning. At the Wings Event Center, Sanders told the crowd that he’ll work to make things better for working people and students if he’s elected president. He drew cheers with proposals for a $15 minimum wage, free tuition at public universities and lower costs for prescription drugs. Sanders also called on the US to reinvest in its aging roads and water systems. He says the money to fix them could be raised by closing corporate tax loopholes.
Gov. Rick Snyder is holding firm to his vow to stay in office amid growing calls for his resignation.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is taking aim at free trade deals like NAFTA and the recent Trans Pacific Partnership. He says they’ve cost the country millions of jobs. And he says it’s a critical difference between him and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders brought his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president to Flint today (Thu.).
Clinton is leading Sanders 50 to 40 percent, with 10 percent of voters undecided. That’s a big improvement for Sanders, who was trailing Clinton by 30 points in Michigan earlier this month. Continue reading