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Dems hope Obama's Michigan visit will encourage better voter turnout

Photo of President Obama speaking in Ann Arbor.
In Michigan, President Obama is expected to be confirmed as the democratic candidate.

President Obama will be in Michigan Saturday to campaign for Democratic candidates Mark Schauer and Gary Peters. 

Zoe Clark, co-host of Michigan Radio's "It's Just Politics," says the president's visit to Michigan is a key element of the Democratic Party’s push for voters to turn out for midterm elections. While Michigan is traditionally a Democratic state, with more registered Democratic voters, historically these voters don’t turn out for midterm elections.

Clark says Obama’s message is simple: “Get out to vote, we need you if we are going to win.”

She says 900,000 registered Democrats did not vote in the 2010 midterm elections.  

*Listen to Zoe Clark discuss President Obama’s visit above.

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