Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the national Democratic Party, will be in Michigan this spring.
Abrams, who narrowly lost her race for Georgia governor last year and delivered the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last month, will be a keynote speaker at the annual Mackinac Policy Conference in late May.
.@staceyabrams will deliver a keynote address at #MPC19. Abrams was the Democratic nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election and delivered her party’s response to the State of the Union. Register: https://t.co/muA5XbpEXa pic.twitter.com/T2TvdjyLNK
— Detroit Chamber (@DetroitChamber) March 13, 2019
The annual business and political conference is hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber and held at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, a favorite of Michigan lawmakers and lobbyists. The Southeast Michigan business group announced Abram’s participation in the conference in a tweet on Wednesday.
Joining Abrams as announced speakers at this year’s Mackinac Conference are Republican former governors and presidential candidates Jeb Bush of Florida and John Kasich of Ohio.
A number of prominent political pundits also are slated to speak at the conference.
They include: Democratic former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr., former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile and Matthew Dowd, a Michigan native and former President George W. Bush adviser.