By: - October 19, 2020 11:47 am

Vice President Mike Pence disembarks Air Force Two at Capital Regional International Airport in Lansing, Mich. Tuesday, Feb.25, 2020 and is greeted by state Rep. Triston Cole and Rep. John Moolenaar | Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour via Flickr Public Domain

Another week, another visit to Michigan from Vice President Mike Pence.

President Trump’s No. 2 campaigned in Grand Rapids last week. On Thursday, he’s scheduled to be in Oakland County and focus on trade, the economy and China, the Oakland Press reports.

Both the Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden campaigns have made Michigan stops a priority in recent weeks. Trump held a Muskegon rally on Saturday and Biden spoke in Southfield on Friday. Trump surrogates, including his kids, Ivanka and Eric Trump, have visited the state. Biden vice presidential pick Kamala Harris and second lady Jill Biden are among those Biden has dispatched to the Mitten State.

Election Day is Nov. 3 and early voting is underway.

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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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