Susan J. Demas: What the national media keep missing about Michigan in 2020

BY: - February 10, 2020

“So I should go to Macomb County, right?” That’s the blue-collar metro Detroit area many analysts credit for Donald Trump’s surprise 2016 Michigan win. Ever since then, it’s been the subject of endless diner safari stories from folks whose only previous time in Michigan was a 90-minute layover at Detroit Metro airport. As the 2020 […]

Michigan snags 2020 general election presidential debate

BY: - October 11, 2019

Updated, 1:04 p.m. 10/11/19 with comments from Mark Schlissel and Debbie Dingell. Three presidential debates will be held in 2020 — and one will be in Michigan. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday the dates and locations of three general election presidential debates and one vice presidential debate. The second forum on Thursday, […]

West Michigan will likely be key in 2020, but presidential campaign activity still quiet

BY: - August 16, 2019

Michigan’s status as a battleground state in the 2020 presidential campaign is well-established.  But while two dozen Democratic hopefuls bounced around stops in Southeast Michigan before and after the Detroit debates on July 30 and 31, some were quick to note that they ignore the emerging importance of West Michigan at their own peril.  Speaking […]