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Democratic Convention Features Michigan Voices

Presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will use this week’s national party convention to strengthen her support in the industrial Midwest.

A group of Michigan leaders will speak at the convention to highlight Clinton’s efforts in helping a region hit hard by losses in manufacturing.

Experts predict reliably-Democratic Michigan could be a swing state in the November general election.

Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the state in part by accusing Hillary Clinton of backing trade deals they charge drove factory jobs overseas.

But at the Democratic National Convention…Flint Mayor Karen Weaver will renew her praise for Clinton’s interest in the water contamination crisis affecting that city.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will tout how the Obama Administration helped the city and the state’s signature auto industry negotiate bankruptcy.

And home care worker Henrietta Ivey, who met Clinton on the campaign trail, will also address the convention delegates. 

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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.

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