Hillary Clinton plans Jan. 12 campaign visit to Michigan
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton plans to return to Michigan Jan. 12 for a campaign fundraiser, according to a source familiar with Clinton’s plans.
Brandon Dillon, chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party, confirmed Thursday he has been informed Clinton is coming to Michigan on Jan. 12. But Dillon said he doesn’t yet know where she will be or what she will be doing.
Clinton’s trip would coincide with the second day of the media preview for the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit. Presidential candidates and governors have toured the show floor before to see the auto industry’s newest cars and trucks.
In 2008, Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, John McCain and Mike Huckabee each toured the Cobo auto show on the day before Michigan’s presidential primary.
“We have nothing confirmed from any politicians at this time,” said Max Muncey, a spokesman for the North American International Auto Show and the Detroit Auto Dealers Association.
Michigan’s 2016 Republican and Democratic presidential primaries are on March 8.
The Clinton campaign has not officially released any details about the former secretary of state’s January campaign schedule.
Clinton was last in Michigan in July for a $2,700-a-ticket fundraiser at the Grosse Pointe home of Democratic political strategist Jill Alper and her husband, David Katz. She also made a stop at Sweet Potato Sensations bake shop in Detroit’s Old Redford area before the fundraiser.
In October, former President Bill Clinton headlined a fundraiser for his wife’s presidential campaign at the Bingham Farms home of Doreen Hermelin.