Clinton surrogates set to flock Michigan

Chad Livengood, Detroit News Lansing Bureau

Surrogates for Hillary Clinton’s Democratic presidential campaign are continuing to flock to Michigan.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is headed to Michigan on Saturday to stump for the former secretary of state in five cities.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley

O’Malley’s visit to the Great Lakes State will follow Chelsea Clinton, who is campaigning Friday for her mom in Traverse City. Chelsea Clinton is attending a 4 p.m. rally at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, the redeveloped site of a former state mental health hospital.

Chelsea Clinton’s return visit to the state follows two days of campaigning in the state by Anne Holton, the wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine. The Rev. Jesse Jackson also was in Michigan for Clinton on Tuesday to promote voter registration before the state’s Oct. 11 deadline.

As Chelsea Clinton tours Hurley Children's Center in Flint, Michigan on Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

O’Malley, a former Democratic presidential candidate, will begin his Saturday swing through Michigan at a voter registration event in West Bloomfield and then headline a late morning rally at a United Auto Workers union hall in Flint.

From Flint, O’Malley will head west to East Lansing, where he’ll do an event with Michigan State University students at the James Madison College Library.

O’Malley will then head to Kalamazoo to visit the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange for a meeting with young professionals, according to the Clinton campaign.

He’ll finish his day as a keynote speaker at the Michigan Democratic Party’s annual “Best of the West” fundraiser dinner at the Air Zoo in Portage.

O’Malley, a former mayor of Baltimore, was governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. His short-lived White House campaign ended after he got crushed by Clinton and Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Feb. 2 Iowa caucuses.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally at 5 p.m. Friday in Novi.

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