Sanders, Buttigieg add campaign events before Detroit presidential debates

    Pete Buttigieg at the NAACP candidate forum | Andrew Roth

    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday both announced Michigan campaign events prior to the second round of Democratic National Committee presidential debates next Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit.

    Both Buttigieg and Sanders were just in Detroit on Wednesday for the national NAACP presidential forum. Buttigieg is slated to hold a grassroots event at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fillmore, 2115 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.

    Sanders plans Detroit-Canada trip to highlight high prescription costs

    Sanders has scheduled a 6 p.m. fundraiser on Saturday in Michigan. A location has not been announced. He had previously said he will be in Detroit on Sunday and accompany Type I diabetes patients on a bus trip seeking cheaper insulin in Canada.

    The two nights of Democratic presidential debates will take place at the Fox Theatre.

    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.


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