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Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris did GOTV events in Detroit and Southfield, Nov. 3, 2020 | Andrew Roth

Vice President Kamala Harris’ scheduled visit to Detroit Monday has been postponed. Harris will depart Los Angeles Monday for Washington, D.C., on Monday, per the White House.

The White House did not give a reason for the trip’s delay, but metro Detroit has experienced major flooding amid recent storms.

Harris had planned to urge people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of the Biden administration’s push to have at least 70% of U.S. adults vaccinated by the Fourth of July.

Harris last appeared in Michigan on Election Day.

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Susan J. Demas

Susan J. Demas is a 21-year journalism veteran and one of the state’s foremost experts on Michigan politics, appearing on MSNBC, CNN, NPR and WKAR-TV’s “Off the Record.” In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief, she is the Advance’s chief columnist, writing on women, LGBTQs, the state budget, the economy and more. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Farough & Associates, Michigan’s premier political communications firm. For almost five years, Susan was the Editor and Publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, the most-cited political newsletter in the state. Susan’s award-winning political analysis has run in more than 80 national, international and regional media outlets, including the Guardian U.K., NBC News, the New York Times, the Detroit News and MLive. She is the only Michigan journalist to be named to the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Reporters,” the Huffington Post’s list of “Best Political Tweeters” and the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Bloggers.” Susan was the recipient of a prestigious Knight Foundation fellowship in nonprofits and politics. She served as Deputy Editor for MIRS News and helped launch the Michigan Truth Squad, the Center for Michigan’s fact-checking project. She started her journalism career reporting on the Iowa caucuses for The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Susan has hiked over 4,000 solo miles across four continents and climbed more than 70 mountains. She also enjoys dragging her husband and two teenagers along, even if no one else wants to sleep in a tent anymore.

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