Biden heading back to Michigan Saturday

    Former Vice President Joe Biden in Detroit, March 9, 2020 | Andrew Roth

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden plans to return to Michigan on Friday, but his campaign has not yet released details.

    Biden was last in Southfield and Detroit on Oct. 16.

    Former President Barack Obama has joined the campaign trail for Biden in Florida and Pennsylvania, but no Michigan events have been announced.

    During the last week before the election, Michigan is netting visits from both major party presidential campaigns. President Trump has a rally scheduled rally on Tuesday at Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport. Vice President Mike Pence is slated to hold a rally at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bishop International Airport in Flint. Biden’s running mate, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), did a series of stops in Southeast Michigan on Sunday.

    Election Day is Nov. 3, but early voting is underway.

    Susan J. Demas is a 19-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 3,000 solo miles across four continents and climbed more than 60 mountains. She also enjoys dragging her husband and two teenagers along, even if no one else wants to sleep in a tent anymore.