Debates, while still vital in presidential contests, appear to have lost cachet in Michigan’s statewide races.
Charlie Beckham, group executive in charge of neighborhoods at the city of Detroit, talked about fallout of the Tuesday’s Michigan primary where Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence won in a heated congressional race over Rudy Hobbs and other Democrats.
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Obama is also using his appearance in Ann Arbor to help boost a Michigan congressman running for the Senate.
“Michiganders deserve to know the truth — that when the rest of the country and plenty of politicians wanted to turn their back on us and let our auto industry and our middle class fail.”
Gary Peters is the lone Democrat running to succeed Carl Levin, the long-time Democratic senator who is retiring at the end of 2014.
Preparing the local workforce for government-funded projects in Detroit was the theme of a summit held in Detroit Monday.
Terri Lynn Land and Gary Peters are seeking to replace veteran Democratic U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who says he won’t seek re-election in 2014.
Michigan environmental officials are looking into the effect that dust from petroleum coke piles is having along the Detroit River.
Congressman Gary Peters is pushing for further studies to confirm the chemical piles are safe.