Southeast Michigan

Most expensive state House race: Iden vs. Griffin in West Michigan

Last fall, state Rep. Brandt Iden (R-Oshtemo) won re-election by 2.5 points in the most expensive state House race in Michigan. Overall, it was another...

After winning Michigan in 2016, Sanders returns to campaign here Saturday

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to stop in Michigan over the weekend, a critical state he won in the 2016...
Former gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed

El-Sayed busy with book, PAC, WSU class

Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit’s former health director who ran against now-Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2018, hasn’t let that primary loss...
The Democratic primary debate in 2016.

Detroit to host 2-night Democratic debate in July

A swarm of Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Detroit this summer for a primary debate hosted by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and...
Elissa Slotkin's ceremonial swearing in

Slotkin talks Trump, 2020, health care on ‘Real Time’

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday night, speaking about President Donald Trump’s recent campaign stop...

Michigan millennial leads nation’s largest NAACP branch

Kamilia Landrum is on the move. At 30, she’s the youngest Detroit NAACP executive director in the branch’s 107 years. The Detroit branch is the...

Patterson has ‘career-ending’ cancer, won’t run in 2020

Longtime Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced Tuesday that he has “career-ending” stage 4 pancreatic cancer and will not be seeking an eighth...

Kamala Harris to keynote Detroit NAACP dinner

Presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will headline an event for the Detroit branch of the NAACP on May 5. The Detroit News first...

Report: Michigan should stop treating transit as a ‘social welfare program’

Michigan needs to rethink its approach to public transit, treating it as a “public utility” rather than as a “social welfare program.” That’s according to...

2020 organizing effort in Detroit looks to attract college Dems

The Michigan Democratic Party is recruiting college juniors to work this summer in Detroit to become field organizers for the 2020 presidential election. The program,...

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