UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity.

Sep. 22, 2019 4:49 AM EDT
Amash at town hall: 'My job is to protect the Constitution'

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The only Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct faced voters in his Michigan district Tuesday, receiving standing ovations from many who saluted his "courage" while sparring with some former supporters who faulted him for embracing a Democratic "smear attack" against Trump.

May. 28, 2019 10:40 PM EDT
Trump's return to west Michigan comes amid Democratic gains

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The 50 or so party faithful gathered at a western Michigan GOP headquarters prayed for President Donald Trump's re-election and hummed with excitement about his upcoming visit — a meeting-turned-pep rally for the effort they'll mount on his behalf in 2020.

Mar. 28, 2019 3:23 AM EDT
Obama rips Trump, GOP in fiery speeches for Midwest Dems

DETROIT (AP) — Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump's tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for "making stuff up.

Oct. 27, 2018 6:30 AM EDT
Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes.

Sep. 23, 2018 1:04 PM EDT
Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Call it Michigan's pink and blue wave.Gretchen Whitmer's victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means the Democrats will field an all-female statewide ticket this fall if she picks a woman to be her running mate.

Aug. 8, 2018 11:35 PM EDT
Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer will lead Michigan's first all-female statewide ticket in the November election, winning the Democratic nomination for governor and pitting her against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald Trump.

Aug. 8, 2018 2:54 AM EDT
Whitmer, Schuette win Michigan governor nominations

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer won the Democrats' nomination for Michigan governor on Tuesday, leading what could be an all-female Democratic statewide ticket into her fall showdown against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald Trump.

Aug. 8, 2018 2:09 AM EDT
Democratic stalwart, Trump ally in Michigan governor fights

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former legislative leader with the establishment's backing is hoping to fend off two political newcomers who have staked out positions to her left in the race to be the Democratic nominee for Michigan governor.

Aug. 4, 2018 12:02 PM EDT
Michigan doctor believes US ready for first Muslim governor

DETROIT (AP) — Perhaps no state has embraced the political outsider as much as Michigan, where a venture capitalist won the last two governor's elections and a real estate baron carried the presidential vote.

Sep. 15, 2017 5:52 PM EDT
Trump praises Michigan GOP while weighing RNC chairman call

LANSING, Michigan (AP) — Donald Trump is nearing a decision on who will lead the Republican National Committee and could tap Michigan Republican Party chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel for a leadership post Friday during his visit to Grand Rapids.

Dec. 9, 2016 10:49 AM EST
Lawsuits seek to block or halt Wisconsin, Michigan recounts

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Supporters of Republican Donald Trump filed a federal lawsuit trying to halt Wisconsin's ongoing presidential recount, and Michigan's attorney general on Friday sued to stop a recount from happening in his state.

Dec. 2, 2016 12:35 PM EST
Stein makes Michigan third state for presidential recount

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday requested a full hand recount of Michigan's presidential vote, making it the third state narrowly won by Republican Donald Trump where she wants another look at the results.

Nov. 30, 2016 3:34 PM EST
Clinton: Trump could 'bankrupt America' like his companies

DETROIT (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Monday that Donald Trump's economic policies would lead to lower wages, fewer jobs and more debt — warning unionized workers that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee could "bankrupt America like he's bankrupted his companies.

May. 23, 2016 8:33 PM EDT
With fresh momentum, Trump tells GOP to embrace his bid

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — His party in disarray, a surging Donald Trump called on mainstream Republicans to unify behind his candidacy on Wednesday as his White House rivals pursued their last best opportunity to block the billionaire businessman from building an insurmountable delegate lead in two key states.

Mar. 9, 2016 8:03 PM EST
Sanders is surprise victor in Michigan; Trump keeps winning

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Bernie Sanders breathed new life into his longshot White House bid with a crucial win in Michigan's primary Tuesday night, chipping away at Hillary Clinton's dominance in the Democratic presidential race.

Mar. 9, 2016 2:48 AM EST
Sanders is surprise victor in Michigan; Trump keeps winning

LANSING, Michigan (AP) — Bernie Sanders breathed new life into his long-shot White House bid with a crucial win in Michigan's primary Tuesday night, chipping away at Hillary Clinton's dominance in the Democratic presidential race.

Mar. 8, 2016 11:46 PM EST
Sanders: Clinton mischaracterizing stance on auto bailout

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Trying to make a stand in Michigan, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday that Hillary Clinton was being disingenuous when she asserted that he opposed the auto bailout that rescued carmakers General Motors and Chrysler from oblivion during the economic crisis.

Mar. 7, 2016 4:09 PM EST
Debate night: Insults flying once more despite pledges

DETROIT (AP) — Relentless in their attacks, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz leveled withering criticism at Donald Trump's "flexible" policy positions and personal ethics in a Republican presidential debate Thursday that also featured a crude sexual reference from Trump.

Mar. 3, 2016 11:27 PM EST
Kasich campaigns in Michigan, while rivals fight in South

UTICA, Mich. (AP) — As his rivals focused on South Carolina's looming primary, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich campaigned across Michigan on Monday, plugging his blue-collar roots and warning college students that the U.

Feb. 15, 2016 10:18 PM EST
Clinton calls Flint water crisis 'immoral' in break from NH

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Taking a detour from New Hampshire's campaign trail, Hillary Clinton said Sunday that a water crisis in a Michigan city was "immoral" and demanded that Congress approve $200 million in emergency aid to address the community's battle with lead-contaminated water.

Feb. 7, 2016 7:38 PM EST