Tim Kaine’s wife to campaign this week in Michigan

Chad Livengood
Detroit News Lansing Bureau

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is dispatching the wife of her running mate Tim Kaine to Michigan on Tuesday and Wednesday as Clinton and her surrogates fan out into battleground states following the first presidential debate Monday night.

Anne Holton, a former secretary of education in Virginia, will campaign in Michigan for Clinton and her husband on Tuesday and Wednesday, with stops planned in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Grand Rapids.

The Clinton campaign did not release specific details Sunday about Holton’s campaign stops, but the swing through Michigan is geared toward the Oct. 11 deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election.

But Holton will be coming to Michigan on the heels of Monday night’s debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., the first general election meeting between the Democratic nominee and Republican Donald Trump.

Clinton is going to the crucial battleground state of North Carolina on Tuesday to hold a rally in the state capital of Raleigh and is scheduled to be in New Hampshire the next day with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, her former Democratic primary rival.

Chelsea Clinton, who was in Michigan for two days last week, will follow her mother to North Carolina for two campaign stops on Wednesday.

Kaine, a U.S. senator from Virginia, is scheduled to be in Florida on Monday and Tuesday.

Former President Bill Clinton will headline campaign events Tuesday in Toledo and Cleveland as his wife’s campaign emphasizes Ohio’s voter registration deadline, which is the same day as Michigan’s registration cutoff.

On Friday, Bill Clinton will head to Florida for a two-day, three-city bus tour for his wife’s campaign.

Vice President Joe Biden is slatted to headline a voter registration event Tuesday in Philadelphia for the Clinton campaign.

First Lady Michelle Obama will be campaigning for Clinton on Wednesday in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

After visiting Michigan for two days, Holton is scheduled to be in Wisconsin and Minnesota on Thursday, according to the Clinton campaign.

Trump’s schedule shows he will be headed to Florida after the debate to hold a Tuesday night rally at a hangar at the Orlando airport.

The New York businessman is scheduled to be in Waukesha, Wisc. on Wednesday, the day after his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, will be campaigning in the same suburb of Milwaukee.

Pence is scheduled to be in eastern Ohio on Wednesday and York, Pa. on Thursday, according to the Trump campaign schedule.

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