DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Michigan Democratic party says President Barack Obama will campaign in Detroit on Saturday for U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters and gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer.

Obama will speak around 7 p.m. at a campaign event at Wayne State University’s Matthaei Physical Education Center. The rally begins about an hour earlier.

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Free tickets will be available starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Democratic offices in southeastern Michigan:

  • Detroit Eastside: 17243 Mack Ave.
  • Detroit Livernois: 18409 Livernois Ave.
  • Ann Arbor: 3810 Packard Rd., Suite 230
  • Brownstown: 18708 Telegraph Rd., Suite C7
  • Canton: 7309 Lilley Rd.
  • Dearborn: 23918 Cherry Hill St.
  • East Lansing: 2842 E. Grand River Ave.
  • Pontiac: 4 N. Saginaw, 2nd Floor
  • Southfield: 17100 W. 12 Mile Rd.
  • Warren: 29136 Ryan Rd.
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The president is campaigning in Michigan and five other states in the week before the election. The others are Wisconsin, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Many Democratic candidates have been distancing themselves from Obama, whose popularity has fallen in recent months.

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