Presidential candidates make moves in Michigan ahead of primary

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – A campaign drop out, heated debates, name calling, finger pointing and protests.

The battle over the White House wages on.

A big week in politics for the state of Michigan as both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates make moves in our state, wasting no time to fight over Michigan’s delegates.

We all witnessed the showdown between the GOP Republican Presidential Candidates during the heated debate in the Motor City last night.

On Sunday, the face-off between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be the last of it before the primary on Tuesday. All parties competing for Michigan’s delegate votes.

On the Republican side, here’s a look at the number of delegates each candidate has right now:

Front runner Donald Trump leading the pack with 329, followed by Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is dominating Bernie Sanders, with 600 more delegates;

Sanders trailing behind with 432.

All this week, candidates from both parties have focused their efforts here in Michigan, holding rallies in cities including Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and Traverse City.

To name a few, of course Hillary Clinton rallying supporters in Detroit Friday, Bernie Sanders making a movement throughout Michigan universities, drawing large crowds in East Lansing and Grand Rapids, Donald Trump stepping ground in Warren, John Kasich shaking hands in Grand Blanc, and Marco Rubio campaigning in Shelby Township.

EPIC-MRA Pollster Bernie Porn says based on poll results from both parties, anything can happen leading up to Tuesday’s primary.

“Sanders is claiming that he has a good chance at winning Michigan, most observers say that he’s got a real uphill battle to do that,” Porn said. “Trump is the likely winner on the Republican side, but depending on how people react to that food fight that they had the other night it may, might not go the way Trump thinks.”

We’ll be in Flint on Sunday for the Democratic Presidential Debate; Michigan’s Primary Election quickly follows after that on Tuesday.

Stay with us, we’ll have complete coverage of the race to the White House.

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