DETROIT - As Michigan's status as a battleground state grows, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will return to Detroit on Friday to make sure voters make it to the polls on Nov. 8.
Details of the visit aren't available yet, but Clinton will lay out her plan for the economy and urge people to get out the vote at the rally in a place where she needs to do well.
Her visit follows rallies held by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Grand Rapids and Warren on Monday and news that his children - Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump — as well as vice presidential candidate Mike Pence are headed to Michigan in the final week of the campaign.
The rally will be Clinton's third visit to Michigan since the Democratic National Convention. She was last in Michigan on Oct. 10 for a rally at Wayne State University, but surrogates, including her husband and former President Bill Clinton, her daughter Chelsea Clinton, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine and his wife Anne Holton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have returned to Michigan to campaign for Clinton again and again.
The campaign stop also comes at a time when recent polls in Michigan have show Clinton with a lead over Trump ranging from 4 to 8 points, but it's been shrinking from 11 points in early October as Wiki-Leak e-mails, stolen from Clinton campaign staffers by hackers - have been released every day and FBI Director James Comey announced on Friday that they will be looking at more e-mails found on a computer owned by former Congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin who is under investigation for sexting an underage teenager.
Trump said Monday in Warren that he believes he's running even with Clinton in Michigan, although no recent polls have borne that out. Clinton has consistently done very well with minority voters in polls and needs a big turnout to ensure a victory in the state.
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Detroit Free Press