Trump bringing Pence in for next week’s Michigan rally

    President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. | Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead via Flickr Public Domain

    Michigan is scheduled to get its first visit from President Donald Trump in 266 days on Wednesday, Dec. 18, and now he’s bringing Vice President Mike Pence in, too.

    WOOD-TV reports that Pence will join him at his Battle Creek “Merry Christmas” rally. The VP made two West Michigan stops earlier this month.

    Pence also is scheduled to do a bus tour with stops in Saginaw and Battle Creek, WOOD-TV said.

    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.