Kirsten Gillibrand seeks presidential campaign boost in Michigan

Kirsten Gillibrand seeks presidential campaign boost in Michigan

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., addresses Michigan residents at church in Bloomfield Hills her “Trump broken promises tour” through Midwest battleground states. Gillibrand stopped at Birmingham Unitarian Church on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Malachi Barrett | MLive.com) Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand understands why Michigan voters supported President Donald Trump, but said he hasn’t made good on his promises. The U.S. Senator from New York is scheduled to visit three Michigan cities Friday during a bus tour of Midwest battleground states. Gillibrand met voters and activists to discuss the scourge of gun violence during her first campaign stop at a Unitarian church in Bloomfield Hills. Gillibrand’s tour is meant to highlight President Donald Trump’s “broken promises” to voters in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, three states expected to be vital to Trump’s re-election effort in 2020. “(Trump) really promised the world, but the truth is he never meant it," Gillibrand said. "He lied the entire time.” Gillibrand’s campaign is struggling for attention among the crowded primary field, but is among the earliest candidates to launch attacks on the president. Gillibrand’s Michigan events, her second campaign swing through the state in 2019, are scheduled just over three weeks before the second Democratic National Committee debate in Detroit on July 30 and July 31. The third debate in September has a higher threshold to qualify. Gillibrand said she hasn’t qualified yet and asked attendees to donate to her campaign. “I need communities like this to rise up and speak out and support […]

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