ANN ARBOR, MICH. - Candidates, surrogates and the President of the United States will barnstorm Michigan today in a final push before voting begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
President Barack Obama has been a frequent fixture on the campaign trail this year in his quest to help Democrat Hillary Clinton take his spot at the White House. But this was his first campaign stop in Michigan as the state has become a coveted battleground that Democrats want to keep blue, but Republicans hope to flip for the first time since 1988.
He was scheduled to begin speaking at noon today at the University of Michigan's Fisher stadium in Ann Arbor. He took the stage shortly after 12:30 p.m. His target audience are the young voters who flocked to him in both 2008 and in 2012 and who contributed to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' victory in Michigan's presidential primary on March 8.
Obama is followed by Clinton who comes back to Michigan for the second time in four days with a rally at Grand Valley State University in the Grand Rapids suburb of Allendale and Trump, who will finish out his campaign day with an 11 p.m. rally in Grand Rapids.
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