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Chelsea Clinton to visit Michigan Thursday, Friday

Chad Livengood
Detroit News Lansing Bureau

Chelsea Clinton will make a two-day campaign swing this week through Michigan for her mom, visiting Grand Rapids, East Lansing and Flint.

Clinton, daughter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, will hold a campaign event geared toward female voters Thursday afternoon at an art gallery in Grand Rapids, according to the candidate’s campaign.

That evening, Chelsea Clinton will attend a Students for Hillary event at Michigan State University’s Student Union in East Lansing.

Chelsea Clinton will be in Flint on Friday, but the Clinton campaign has not yet released any details about the visit.

Clinton’s visit, which follows Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine’s visit last week to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, shows GOP nominee Donald Trump is competitive in Michigan, said Steven Ostrow, executive director of the Michigan Republican Party.

“I think that is just shows how much Michigan is in play, how much the Clinton campaign is starting to realize the polls are tightening,” Ostrow said. “They’re starting to get a little scared — and rightfully so.”

The Clinton daughter has been traveling the country campaigning for her mother’s second bid for the presidency her father held from 1993 to 2001.

In March, Chelsea Clinton campaigned in Detroit and Flint for her mom in the days leading up to Michigan’s presidential primary, which Hillary Clinton narrowly lost to Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Chelsea Clinton will be coming to Michigan after attending the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York City.

As vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton is scheduled to speak Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the three-day conference, according to the agenda.

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