Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth is a regular contributor to 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.

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 […]

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, […]