Elections

Gillibrand says water is a human right, touts Green New Deal

During two campaign stops in Oakland County on Monday, 2020 presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand argued that access to clean water should be a human...

Amash shuns presidential talk at town hall, says he irks both...

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Cascade Twp.) on Monday evening sought to spell out his libertarian beliefs to constituents and show why those views so...

Slideshow: Gillibrand campaigns with Whitmer, Nessel in Oakland County

With memories of now-President Donald Trump's 2016 win here still strong for many, Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) accepted Gov. Gretchen...

Whitmer: ‘All roads to the White House lead through Michigan’

OK, we're not saying that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reads the Michigan Advance every morning. But she was on the same page as our top...

O’Rourke: Shrinking middle class tied to attacks on unions

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke barnstormed through Southeast Michigan on Monday, making a play for union workers who could be decisive in both the...

Slideshow: Beto O’Rourke at Michigan carpenters training center

Former U.S. Rep. Beto O' Rourke (D-Texas) made three stops in Michigan Monday after announcing his presidential bid last week. His swing came just...

Susan J. Demas: The road to the White House runs through...

I cut my political reporting teeth on the Iowa caucuses a couple decades ago. And I'll admit that I have a soft spot for a...

Stabenow courted by ‘5 or 6’ prez hopefuls, Schauer gets Trump...

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) is a popular person ahead of 2020 and former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) may be the first...

Whitmer nets national attention while Michigan emerges as 2020 election prize

Updated, 10:50 a.m., adding reported visit by Beto O'Rourke. It's not terribly surprising, but Michigan has emerged as a top battleground state on the 2020...

Whitmer, El-Sayed to both address 2019 University of Michigan grads

Now-Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Abdul El-Sayed faced off in last year's Democratic gubernatorial primary, and now they'll both be giving University of Michigan commencement...

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