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Tim Kaine visits Focus:HOPE in Detroit

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine speaking earlier this year.
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Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine speaking earlier this year.

Michigan got yet another presidential campaign visit today. Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine was in Detroit.

Kaine spoke at Focus: HOPE.

Focus:HOPE is a nonprofit that works to fight racial injustice and poverty. Kaine talked about running mate Hillary Clinton’s plan to end poverty.

Watch his speech here:

Sandy Levin is the U.S. Congressman for Michigan’s 9th District, which includes parts of southeast Michigan. He says support for Clinton is strong in his district.

“I think more and more middle class families realize that Hillary Clinton will stand up for them. Donald Trump, I think, there’s really increasing disillusionment and in some cases disgust," says Levin.

Kaine’s visit comes on the heels of Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence’s visit yesterday.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County. Eventually, Cheyna took her investigative and interview skills and moved on to journalism. She got her masters at Michigan State University and was a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and freelance writer before finding her home with NPR. Very soon after joining MPRN, Cheyna started covering the 2016 presidential election, chasing after Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and all their surrogates as they duked it out for Michigan. Cheyna also focuses on the Legislature and criminal justice issues for MPRN. Cheyna is obsessively curious, a passionate storyteller, and an occasional backpacker. Follow her on Twitter at @Cheyna_R