Election 2020

Local, state and national election coverage from WKAR.

WKAR News coverage includes:

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, presidential candidate
Abigail Censky / WKAR-MSU

New York Senator and Democratic 2020 hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand returned to Michigan Friday. She talked to activists in Bloomfield Hills, toured Flint with Mayor Karen Weaver, and ended the day with supporters in Lansing. WKAR’s Abigail Censky was with the Senator all day Friday and joined WKAR’s Morning Edition Host Mary Ellen Pitney to talk about Senator Gillibrand’s “Broken Promises” bus tour.


Kirsten Gillibrand
Abigail Censky / WKAR-MSU

2020 Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand visited Michigan for the second time since she officially started running for president. Gillibrand stopped in Oakland County, Flint and Lansing.


John James, a Farmington Hills Republican, is in his second bid for Michigan's U.S. Senate seat. He's outraised Democrat incumbent Senator Gary Peters four times, but is behind Peters in the polls.
Courtesy of John James

Republican businessman John James of Michigan announced Thursday that he will challenge first-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Gary Peters in 2020 in a key state for President Donald Trump's re-election chances.


2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren addresses the town hall crowd at Lansing Community College on Tuesday.
Alec Gerstenberger, WKAR

Massachusetts Senator and Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren stopped in Michigan Tuesday for the first time. She held a town hall at Lansing Community College where she unveiled a new plan to increase American jobs and fight climate change with what she calls ‘economic patriotism.’ WKAR’s Abigail Censky was at the town hall, she gives WKAR’s Karel Vega the dispatch from Sen. Warren’s first stop in Michigan.

Elizabeth Warren, presidential candidate
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Elizabeth Warren launched her first tour of Michigan as a Democratic presidential candidate on Tuesday with a proposal to boost domestic manufacturing, including the creation of a Cabinet-level department charged with "creating and defending" American jobs.

Elizabeth Warren, presidential candidate
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2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren plans to make two campiagn stops in the Great Lakes State this week to connect with voters in a state that Trump won by only 10,704 votes in the 2016 General Election.

Betsy DeVos photo
Courtesy photo / Betsy DeVos

Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos the "worst secretary of education we've seen." Sen. Amy Klobuchar says DeVos "shouldn't be in her job." Beto O'Rourke's take on DeVos: "We can do better."

Justin Amash
Gordon Evans / WMUK

Members of the politically powerful DeVos family are no longer financially backing a Michigan congressman who is the first Republican on Capitol Hill to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

An absentee ballot dropbox at the south Washington voting location in Lansing.
Abigail Censky, WKAR

School millages are on ballots Tuesday in Mid Michigan, but voters will also serve another purpose besides casting their votes.

For many local municipalities Tuesday’s elections are a chance for clerks and election workers to practice in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

New York Times
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Marc Lacey has reported for The New York Times as a foreign correspondent from Nairobi and Mexico City and in the U.S. from Washington and Phoenix. Now, he serves as the National Editor managing Times reporters embedded all over the country. WKAR Politics Reporter Abigail Censky spoke to him about how he’s planning to cover Michigan in 2020.


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