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Trump touts economy, but not everyone in Michigan feeling it

Posted at 1:34 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 13:34:15-04

LANSING, Mich. — The city of Detroit is about to take center stage in the race for the White House...

Twenty Democratic Presidential candidates will be at the Fox Theatre in the Motor City for two nights of the debates.

The first debate is Tuesday and the second is on Wednesday, July 31.

Contrasting views of the economy under President Donald Trump are at the heart of the battle for Michigan, a state that helped Trump win the White House in 2016 and that both the president and Democrats agree he must hold in 2020.

Michigan is among Democrats' top 2020 targets, along with Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, and its 16 electoral votes and diverse electorate are a reason Democrats will hold one of their presidential primary debates in Detroit this week.

Whether Trump can win again is debatable due to a combination of uncertain factors, from the varying strength of the economy to which Democrat emerges from a crowded field.

Businessman Mike Wilson of Saginaw says Trump deserves credit for improving the economy. But Denise Anderson says, "I haven't seen it."

The debates can be seen on CNN starting at 8 p.m. on July 30.

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