Warren announces Detroit, Lansing presidential campaign stops

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren
    Elizabeth Warren prior to addressing a rally at Bonanza High School in Las Vegas April 27. | Nevada Current

    Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced Tuesday morning that she will make her first campaign stops in Michigan in early June as her campaign continues to steadily climb national polls.

    Warren will appear in Detroit and Lansing on June 4 and June 5, respectively. The progressive nonprofit Focus HOPE will host Warren in Detroit. The next day, she’ll make her case at Lansing Community College for a large-scale overhaul of the American economy.

    Sens. Warren, Sanders, and Cory Gardner
    (L-R) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) pose for a photo around Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)| Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

    Warren pairs a populist appeal similar to that of fellow presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with a technocratically specific list of policy proposals that’s led her campaign to sell T-shirts proclaiming “Warren has a plan for that.” The Massachusetts senator and Oklahoma native has risen from a January low of around 4 percent in the RealClearPolitics national average of polling to almost 10 percent today.

    Her national campaign’s footprint has grown at the same time, including the two upcoming stops in Michigan and another early June appearance in Indiana, which will be the 19th and 20th states she’s visited, respectively.

    The New York Times reported Tuesday morning that Warren plans to release a new major policy proposal within the next week, following similarly ambitious pitches for free college and a so-called “ultra-millionaire tax.”

    Sanders' Warren, MI event
    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan | Michael Gerstein

    Warren will be the 12th Democratic candidate to campaign in Michigan, following U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), former U.S. Reps. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), businessman Andrew Yang, Miramar, Fla. Mayor Wayne Messam, and author Marianne Williamson.

    Derek Robertson
    Derek Robertson is a former reporter for the Advance. Previously, he wrote for Politico Magazine in Washington. He is a Genesee County native and graduate of both Wayne State University, where he studied history, and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


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