Biden heading to Macomb County

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    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he will be in Warren Wednesday and talk about his plan to “ensure the future is Made in America by all of America’s workers.”

    Biden’s campaign announced the stop last week but did not release details or a location. Macomb County is hotly contested territory for he and President Donald Trump, who won the metro Detroit county big in 2016 and helped him carry the state. However, Democratic now-Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took Macomb County in 2018.

    “[Biden’s] decision to make Macomb County one of the first stops as he resumes in-person campaigning, to hear directly from UAW workers, shows that Biden understands the importance of this crucial county and the needs of our voters,” said U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.).

    Trump is slated to stump in Saginaw County Thursday.

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