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Michigan voters seek trustworthiness in presidential race

Oct 16, 2016

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) - Presidential nominee Donald Trump is trying to put Michigan in the Republicans' corner for the first time in two dozen years by taking aim at trade deals and an economy that's left blue-collar workers behind.

Democrat Hillary Clinton says the billionaire businessman is no friend of workers because of using Chinese steel in his construction projects and opposing the auto bailout.

In the middle are voters, who say they're split over the candidates' trustworthiness.

Michigan is part of the "blue wall" - 18 states plus Washington, D.C., that Democrats have carried for at least six straight presidential races. Trump has campaigned in Michigan more than recent Republican nominees but has lost ground in recent polls.

Michigan has 16 electoral votes, tied for eighth-most in the country.