Trump schedules 2nd Michigan visit in a week

    President Donald Trump rally in Battle Creek, Dec. 18, 2019 | Andrew Roth

    President Donald Trump, who just held a rally Tuesday in Lansing, plans to return to the state for another event on Friday.

    Trump’s campaign announced that he is slated to do a rally at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township. Vice President Mike Pence last week appeared in Waterford and is in Flint on Wednesday.

    As Michigan is considered a key swing state, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Trump have made it a focus for visits in the last few weeks of the campaign. Biden is scheduled to hold an event in Michigan on Saturday, although details have not yet been announced. His running mate, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) held several events in Southeast Michigan on Sunday.

    The election is Tuesday, but early voting is underway.

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    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.