Elizabeth Warren set to campaign next week in Michigan
Lansing — Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren will visit Detroit and Lansing next week as she makes her first campaign swing through Michigan.
The senior U.S. senator from Massachusetts will host a “community conversation” at Focus: HOPE in Detroit at 1:30 p.m. on June 4, followed by a 6:45 p.m. town hall meeting at Lansing Community College.
Warren is one of the more prominent Democrats in the 23-candidate primary field competing to take on Republican President Donald Trump next fall.
A favorite of the progressive left, Warren has campaigned around extensive policy proposals but not shied away from political fights. She has pitched an aggressive student debt cancellation plan and was quick to call for Trump's impeachment over the special counsel report on Russian election interference in the 2016 election.
Michigan has been targeted early and often by Trump and would-be Democratic challengers who consider it a key battleground state that helped the first-term president take the White House in 2016.
Trump, who was the first Republican to win Michigan since 1988, held a raucous Grand Rapids re-election rally in March.
U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Kamala Harris of California, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Corey Booker of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota have also campaigned in Michigan, along with Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, spiritual guru Marianne Williamson and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
Warren has not yet campaigned in Michigan this cycle but attended a fundraiser for Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2017.
Michigan’s presidential primary election is set for March 10. Democrats will hold their second presidential primary debate in Detroit on July 30 and 31 — a nod to the importance the state is expected to play in the primary and general election.