Clinton heads to Michigan to press case for re-vote
WESTCHESTER, New York – Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has made a last-minute change to her campaign schedule, adding a stop in Michigan on Wednesday to push lawmakers to organize a re-do of the state’s primary election.
Michigan Democratic Party leaders said earlier a proposal to redo the primary in June was stalled and unlikely to be approved before a deadline this week.
Opposition from lawmakers backing Illinois Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign seemed certain to scuttle any proposal.
So Clinton is going to Detroit, where she will hold a morning event to draw attention to the cause.
“She wants to press the case that every vote should count, that the people of Michigan should be a part of this process, that no one should be disenfranchised,” a spokesman said.
“Senator Obama is standing in the way of that opportunity,” he said.
Clinton won Michigan’s Jan. 15 primary, which had been moved up earlier in the year despite party rules forbidding the early date.
Obama removed his name from the ballot and neither candidate actively campaigned in the state.
- Photo credit: Reuters/Rebecca Cook (Supporters for both candidates rally in Detroit last year.)