To The Point: Presidential candidates in Michigan


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Last week was a busy one for politics in Michigan as presidential candidates stumped and debated in the days leading up to the state’s primary.

The front-runners from both parties — billionaire Donald Trump for the Republicans and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democrats — made stops in Warren and Cadillac and Detroit, respectively.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, also a Democrat, attended several rallies and events. 24 Hour News 8 political reporter Rick Albin spoke to him one-on-one on Saturday, the day after his rally at Grand Valley State University.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich — a Republican who remains in fourth place behind Trump and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio — held a number of rallies, including one in Holland, and also talked one-on-one with Albin.==Above, watch the full interviews with Sanders and Kasich on this March 6, 2016 episode of “To The Point,” as well as portions of candidates’ campaign rallies.==

Rubio, of Florida, also held a rally in metro Detroit on Wednesday.

That was the same day that fellow Republican Dr. Ben Carson announced he did “not see a political path forward” following Super Tuesday results. Carson officially suspended his campaign on Friday.

On top of all the rallies, the Republican candidates attended a Fox News debate in Detroit on Thursday. Clinton and Sanders attended a CNN debate in Flint on Sunday evening.

Michigan voters go to the polls on Tuesday. Candidates have planned more campaign stops before then.Online: Michigan Secretary of State on electionsMarch primary FAQ (PDF)Inside Complete coverage of Decision 2016

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