Pence heading back to Michigan in December during Upper Midwest swing

    Vice President Mike Pence visits a Ford Factory in Southeast Michigan, April 24, 2019 | Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen via Flickr Public Domain

    Vice President Mike Pence will visit Michigan in December to continue a push for Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, in addition to making stops in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, other key battleground states.

    Pence on Wednesday traveled to Wisconsin to speak about President Trump’s proposed trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico.The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) still needs to be approved by Congress. 

    Trump narrowly won all three states in 2016. Michigan was the closest with a 10,704-vote margin. Pence is opting for bus tours rather than conducting large campaign rallies, as Trump usually does. The president kicked off his 2020 campaign in March in Grand Rapids, but has not campaigned in the state since.

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    As the Advance has reported, Pence has made five stops in Michigan this year, including speeches at the Detroit Economic Club and the Michigan GOP biennial conference on Mackinac Island.

    C.J. Moore
    C.J. Moore covers the environment and the Capitol. She previously worked at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland as a public affairs staff science writer. She also previously covered crop sustainability and coal pollution issues for Great Lakes Echo. In addition, she served as editor in chief at The State News and covered its academics and research beat. She is a journalism graduate student at Michigan State University.