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Bill Clinton returns to Michigan on Monday

Chad Livengood
Detroit News Lansing Bureau

Former President Bill Clinton is returning to Michigan on Monday to campaign for his wife, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

The Clinton campaign said Saturday that the nation's 42nd president will visit Saginaw and Flint on Monday.

The Saginaw campaign rally is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. at the Dow Event Center on Johnson Street. Doors open at noon and the public can register to attend on Hillary Clinton's campaign website.

Bill Clinton's rally in Flint is slated to begin at 3:15 p.m. Monday at the University of Michigan-Flint's Northbank Center on North Saginaw Street. Doors open for that event at 2 p.m.

The events will center around the upcoming Oct. 11 deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election, the Clinton campaign said.

A third stop in Rochester Hills was canceled due to a change in the former president's schedule.

Bill Clinton was last in Michigan to walk in Detroit's Labor Day parade.

He's the latest in a recent string of surrogates for Hillary Clinton who have descended on the state in the past week.

The Clinton campaign's surrogate surge in Michigan comes as a Detroit News/WDIV-TV poll conducted Sept. 27-28 shows Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by seven percentage points, 42 percent to 35 percent."

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was making a five-city swing through the southern Lower Peninsula on Saturday.

O'Malley, a former Democratic presidential candidate, attended Clinton campaign events in West Bloomfield, East Lansing and Kalamazoo and a rally at a United Auto Workers hall in Flint

O'Malley is finishing his tour of the state as a keynote speaker Saturday night at the Michigan Democratic Party’s annual “Best of the West” fundraiser dinner at the Air Zoo in Portage.

The Clintons' daughter, Chelsea, campaigned in Traverse City on Friday while Republican rival Donald Trump rallied an estimated 7,000 supporters at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

Chelsea Clinton’s return visit to the state followed two days of campaigning in the state by Anne Holton, the wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine.

On Tuesday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson also was in Detroit, Pontiac and Flint to promote voter registration before the state’s Oct. 11 deadline.

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz also was in the state Friday and Saturday helping the Clinton campaign with new voter registration efforts on the college campuses of Lawrence Tech University, Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

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