Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth is a former reporting intern with the Michigan Advance. He has been covering Michigan policy and politics for three years across a number of publications and studies journalism at Michigan State University.

Sanders endorsed by Tlaib at Detroit rally knocking corporate greed

By: - October 28, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.t.) and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) railed against corporate greed both in Detroit and across the country during a Sunday rally at Cass Technical High School. “We live in a district where billionaires get hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks, while our schools close and […]

Detroit presidential candidate forum canceled

By: - October 14, 2019

A presidential candidate forum scheduled to be held in Detroit this weekend has been canceled. Only candidates who consistently polled at 5% or higher were to be invited to the forum, which was announced  in May by Michigan United and 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed. This rule would be the death of the forum, […]

Clinton on impeachment: ‘It’s a solemn, sad moment for our country’

By: - October 10, 2019

Former first lady, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and 2016 Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton had a dark message on Thursday about the state of domestic and international affairs for students at the University of Michigan. Clinton said she supports the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, who she faced in the last presidential […]

Warren, Klobuchar on same page on unions, impeachment at Michigan UFCW forum

By: - September 29, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) touted unions as a key part of their strategy to win the White House and implement economic policies beneficial to working class people during a forum with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) in Madison Heights. “We got lost in […]

Sanders in Detroit: GM treats ‘workers like crap’

By: - September 25, 2019

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.t.), a Democratic presidential candidate, came to General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant with a message of support for striking United Auto Workers (UAW) members. “I’m here today to thank you for having the courage to stand up to corporate greed,” Sanders said. “All over this country, working people are sick and […]

Warren joins UAW workers in Detroit on ‘Solidarity Sunday’

By: - September 22, 2019

As the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike extended into its seventh day, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined striking workers at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. More than 45,000 GM employees began striking on Sept. 15 and are fighting for higher wages and a path to permanent jobs for temporary employees. The strike is estimated […]

Right-wing group says Dems support LGBTQ rights too much, officials have field day on Twitter

By: - September 20, 2019

After a small group organizing a so-called “religious liberty” rally at the Michigan Capitol next month criticized some state officials as being too cozy with the LGBTQ community, Democratic officials and activists are embracing their description.  A group known as Michigan Free Speech says in the description of a Facebook event for the Oct. 2 […]

That’s a wrap: Slideshow from the 2nd Dem debate in Detroit

By: - August 1, 2019

Michigan is done being the center of the political universe (for now), as the two-night presidential debate extravaganza has come to a close. But the 20 Democratic candidates who were on stage in Detroit — plus a few that weren’t — likely will be heading back here sooner than later. Here’s a last look at […]

Night 2: Every time candidates brought up Michigan in the debate

By: - August 1, 2019

“All politics is local” is one of the biggest maxims in the business — and it remained true on Wednesday evening as the second set of 10 Democratic presidential candidates took to the debate stage at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. The contenders were: Former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), U.S. Sen. Cory […]

Slideshow: Scenes from the first Detroit Democratic debate

By: - July 31, 2019

The first Democratic presidential debate in Detroit is in the history books. The Tuesday night lineup featured U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), U.S. […]

Your updated guide on where to find presidential candidates in Michigan during debate week

By: - July 30, 2019

At least 20 presidential candidates will descend on Michigan this week as they prepare for and participate in the second round of Democratic presidential debates at Detroit’s Fox Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Since most tickets have been reserved for party and campaign officials and guests, with only a small handful offered to the public […]

Bernie Sanders emissaries Danny Glover, Nina Turner visit Flint

By: - July 29, 2019

Actor Danny Glover and former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner visited two Flint homes on Monday to learn more about the Flint water crisis on behalf of the presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Tanya Atkins and Paul Grondin welcomed the Sanders surrogates into their Flint homes, where Atkins said that national media […]