President Barack Obama to Campaign for Michigan Democrats on October 26

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Gretchen Whitmer, Garlin Gilchrist, and more to join President Obama for rally in Detroit.

LANSING — The Michigan Democratic Party announced it would welcome President Barack Obama to Michigan on Friday, October 26 to campaign with Senator Debbie Stabenow, Gretchen Whitmer, congressional candidates Matt Longjohn, Gretchen Driskell, Elissa Slotkin, and Haley Stevens, and Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in advance of the November 6th elections. Garlin Gilchrist II, and other statewide and local elected officials and candidates will join President Obama during his visit to the Great Lakes State. Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, will also attend, as Michigan voters are set to decide on Proposal 2, a measure that would create an independent commission to manage the establishment of the state’s congressional and state legislative districts.

“We are thrilled to welcome President Obama back to Michigan, and again thank him for his steadfast work as president to save the American auto industry, the lifeblood of our state’s economy,” said Brandon Dillon, chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. “The stakes have never been higher — healthcare is on the line, along with clean water, voting rights, and our very democracy itself with the chance to end gerrymandering on the ballot. We have the opportunity to re-elect Senator Debbie Stabenow, ensure Gretchen Whitmer is our next governor, flip multiple congressional districts from red to blue with incredible candidates like Matt Longjohn, Gretchen Driskell, Elissa Slotkin, and Haley Stevens, and elect progressive Democrats up and down the ballot to lead our party and state in the direction we were heading when Barack Obama was president — forward. We’re thrilled to have President Obama here to help us take back our state and start building a better future for all Michiganders again.”

WHERE: Detroit, MI

WHEN: Friday, October 26

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