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Biden to Stump for Clinton in Michigan, Midwest

Vice President Joe Biden says he will spend much of the time leading up to the November general elections by campaigning in Michigan and other Midwestern states.

Biden calls it a bid for Democrats to better connect with working-class voters.

Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won Michigan’s presidential primary in March in part because they said Hillary Clinton had backed trade deals that drove manufacturing jobs overseas.

The Clinton campaign has fought that image throughout the presidential contest.

On the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” Vice President Joe Biden told host Joe Scarborough the Democratic Party is dispatching him to Michigan and other battleground states in the industrial Midwest to make the case for Clinton.

Biden said, “That’s why I’m going to be living in Pennsylvania and Ohio and Michigan. I think the Democratic Party overall hasn’t spoken enough to those voters. I think there has been, in both parties, not enough respect shown to ordinary people.”

Biden says Democrats need to reassure working-class and younger voters who were attracted to Trump or Sanders that the party, and Clinton, understands their concerns and is working to address them.

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About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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