Bloomberg stumping in Detroit Saturday

    Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg | Bloomberg Philanthropies, Flickr

    Billionaire Mike Bloomberg, a late entrant into the Democratic presidential race, is slated to campaign in Detroit on Saturday. He’ll be opening up his Michigan campaign headquarters in Eastern Market.

    Bloomberg, a philanthropist and former New York mayor, will be on Michigan’s March 10 presidential primary ballot. He has been blanketing the airwaves with TV ads in Michigan since he announced in late December. He’s also advertising heavily in other states to the tune of $100 million already.

    He’s been active in Michigan politics in previous cycles, with his political action committee giving to GOP former Gov. Rick Snyder in 2014 and now-U.S. Reps. Haley Stevens (D-Rochester Hills) and Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) last year.

    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.