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.

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 […]

Where the 2020 prez candidates have been in Michigan lately — and where you can see them next

By: - July 29, 2019

With Michigan as one of just a few states that likely will determine the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, it’s no surprise that candidates – and the Democratic Party – are investing resources to campaign in the state early on.  This week, Detroit will host 20 of the Democratic presidential candidates for Democratic National […]

Buttigieg says Dems can’t win Midwest in 2020 just by promising return to normalcy

By: - July 28, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said at a Detroit fundraiser Sunday evening that Democrats seeking the nation’s highest office can’t win key Midwest states by simply promising a return to normalcy, citing problems like the economy that were already affecting the country years ago.  “We have reason to question the virtues of going back to […]

Nessel: Previous elder abuse panels found problems, we want to find solutions

By: - July 26, 2019

At a stop in Flint on a Michigan Elder Abuse Task Force listening tour, Attorney General Dana Nessel laid out the difference between this effort from prior task forces.  The state previously launched a Supreme Court task force in 1998 on guardianships and conservatorships and a governor’s task force on elder abuse in 2007.  But […]

11 Dem presidential hopefuls agree to Little Miss Flint town hall

By: - July 26, 2019

Young activist Mari Copeny, commonly known as Little Miss Flint, so far has gotten 11 Democratic presidential candidates to agree to participate in a town hall in which questions are asked by youth.  “Do you know what happens when the youth unite? We mobilize and get to work,” Copeny tweeted. “Our lives are on the […]

Kamala Harris at SEIU rally: ‘Detroit was built by workers’

By: - July 24, 2019

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Wednesday became the first presidential candidate to rally with Detroit security officers who are trying to unionize.  Several presidential candidates – including Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) – tweeted their support of the security officers in June, […]

10 presidential hopefuls stress civil rights bona fides at NAACP forum

By: - July 24, 2019

Ten candidates in the crowded 2020 presidential field made their case as civil rights champions Wednesday, on the closing day of the national NAACP convention in Detroit.  Each candidate, including nine of the 20-plus contending for the Democratic nomination and one Republican, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, was questioned by White House correspondent April Ryan […]

Pelosi, Abrams say women, people of color are key in 2020 election

By: - July 22, 2019

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Monday stressed the importance of women and people of color in both the 2020 presidential election and census at the national NAACP convention in Detroit. “There’s nothing more wholesome for the political process than increased participation of women. [It’s] a big […]

Slideshow: Highlights from the Mackinac Policy Conference

By: - May 31, 2019

The Mackinac Policy Conference, which was capped by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signing bipartisan auto insurance reform legislation, is almost a wrap. Here are some of the photo highlights of the four-day political extravaganza on Mackinac Island, which featured speeches from Whitmer, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and more.

Harris shakes off ‘electability’ argument during Detroit NAACP address

By: - May 6, 2019

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has made African American voters a key target early in the presidential race – she’s visited more Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) than other candidates have and frequently touts that her alma mater is an HBCU. And on Sunday, her first Michigan campaign stop was addressing 10,000 people at […]

Clintons say social media has upended campaigns, spread fake news  

By: - April 13, 2019

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decried the role that social media plays in modern politics, and in our day to day lives, while speaking in Detroit Friday night. The event at the Fox Theatre downtown was hosted by actor Ben Stiller and is part of the couple’s North American […]