Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to visit the Detroit area to help raise funds for U.S. Rep. Sander Levin’s re-election campaign.

The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak reports Clinton is to be the featured speaker at an event Sunday afternoon in Southfield.

Levin is the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. The Royal Oak Democrat faces a primary challenge from state Sen. Michael “Mickey” Switalski of Roseville.

Switalski tells the newspaper that Sunday’s fundraiser is evidence the longtime incumbent is “getting worried” about his re-election chances in the 12th District.

Levin campaign manager Russell LaForte says Clinton’s presence merely recognizes Levin as a party leader.

The Michigan primary is Aug. 3.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.


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