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Democrats Have an Uphill Climb to Win Back Michigan From Trump

  • Key issues face Democrats as they arrive for Detroit debates
  • Clinton ignored the state and lost to Trump by 11,000 votes
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Why the DNC Chose Detroit

Democrats say they’ve got lots of answers for Michigan’s woes -- automotive and agriculture sectors suffering from the trade war, racial economic inequalities, and a lack of affordable health care. But they face a skeptical audience when they arrive for this week’s debates.

Hillary Clinton in 2016 was the first Democratic presidential candidate to lose the state in 28 years, by a slim 11,000 votes. The party seems to understand it can’t take Michigan for granted this time around.