Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is slated to be at the NAACP’s annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit on Sunday, her spokeswoman has confirmed to the Advance.
Presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is the keynote speaker. She also has two events scheduled in metro Detroit on Monday.
Three other Democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to be in Michigan over the next several days: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), businessman Andrew Yang and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) spoke at the National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO) Economic Development Conference in Detroit Thursday morning, as the Advance reported.
Whitmer posted a video on Twitter in February inviting presidential contenders to come to Michigan. She’s said that the 2020 election “runs through Michigan,” after the state was the closest in the nation in 2016 with now-President Donald Trump winning.
In March, Whitmer attended a campaign stop for U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).