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Politics & Government
11:13 am
Thu October 23, 2014

More political heavyweights in Michigan, poll updates and 11th hour campaign strategy

Former President Bill Clinton was in Flint on Wednesday, where he spoke to a crowd of hundreds of Democrats.
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This Week in Michigan Politics, Emily Fox and Jack Lessenberry discuss what it means for Michigan when big name politicians campaign for local candidates, the outlook for the state’s major races, and what political parties are up to as Nov. 4 draws near.


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Politics & Government
5:02 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Bill Clinton campaigns for Michigan Democrats in Flint

Former President Bill Clinton was met with loud applause from a crowd of Democrats in Flint on Wednesday. He was joined on stage by Democratic nominee for governor Mark Schauer (left), Congressman Dan Kildee (Center) and nominee for U.S. Senate Gary Peters (not pictured).”
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Another Clinton was in Michigan on Wednesday urging Democrats to show up to the polls on November 4th. Last week it was former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This time it was her husband rallying Democrats to try to get out the vote.

“We don’t win these races and we get this gridlock because too many people don’t vote at midterm,” said former President Bill Clinton in front of a crowd of hundreds of Democrats.

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Politics & Government
5:40 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Michigan Democrats pushing for big voter turnout on Election Day

Former President Bill Clinton is the latest big name Democrat campaigning in Michigan's 2014 election. First Lady Michelle Obama and former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton have also stumped for votes in Detroit this fall.
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Bill Clinton will be campaigning with Democrats in Flint tomorrow.

The former president is just the latest big-name Democrat to push for votes in Michigan. First Lady Michelle Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have made campaign stops in Detroit to rally the Democratic Party base in recent weeks.

President Barack Obama is expected to visit Michigan before Election Day.

One analyst says Democrats are bringing in big names in an attempt to boost turnout in next month’s election.

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Politics & Government
11:28 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Former President Clinton to stump for Schauer, Peters in Flint

Former President Bill Clinton.
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LANSING – Former President Bill Clinton is visiting Michigan next week to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer and U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters.

The state Democratic Party says Clinton will headline an event Wednesday at the Riverfront Banquet Center in Flint. The public can get free tickets from Democratic Party offices in the Detroit area and in East Lansing, Saginaw, Bay City and Flint.

Doors to the political event open at 10:30 a.m.

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Politics & Government
10:06 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Bill Clinton to headline fundraiser in Michigan

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DETROIT – Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for Michigan Democrats next month.

The Michigan Democratic Party announced Sunday that Clinton will speak at the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner, which is scheduled for April 26 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Lon Johnson says in a statement that Clinton's appearance will be a boost to the party's efforts in the state this year.

Past speakers at the Michigan dinner include Vice President Joe Biden and former presidential contenders John Edwards and John Kerry.

Election 2012
3:01 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Bill Clinton backs Michigan's Proposal 3

Former President Bill Clinton speaking at a clean energy summit in 2009.
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Former President Bill Clinton has endorsed Michigan's Proposal 3, the amendment that would require 25 percent of the state’s electricity to come from wind, solar, biomass or hydropower by 2025.

The proposed amendment has drawn national attention as it would be the first to mandate a renewable portfolio standard in a state constitution.

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Politics & Government
2:40 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Stateside: Speaking with Lester Graham from the DNC in Charlotte

Michigan Radio's Lester Graham talks with Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
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Tonight brings the emotional high point of the Democratic National Convention - the speech from President Barack Obama.

All week long, Michigan Radio's Lester Graham has been in North Carolina. He's been covering the convention and the Michigan delegation.

Governor Snyder talked about Republican hopes of turning Michigan to a red state. But the  Democrats in Charlotte will likely have something to say about that.

Graham tells us the delegates in Charlotte are optimistic, but they know they have some work to do to get people to the polls in November.

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