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Political roundup: The Flint lawsuit blame game; 'Dump Trump' movement comes to Michigan

Republican presidential candidate at a campaign stop in Warren, Michigan.
Jake Neher
Some Michigan Republicans are working to keep Donald Trump off the November ballot.

Two of the biggest Michigan political stories this week were the announcement of more lawsuits involving the Flint water crisis, and the "Dump Trump" movement in the presidential race. 

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that his office has filed a civil suit against three companies (Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam) for their role in the Flint water crisis.
"Their negligence and their failure to act, and their activities contributed to the poisoning of the water," Schuette said.

Elsewhere, there is a movement among the Republican Party to change the rules to stop Donald Trump from securing the presidential nomination. Wendy Day, a Republican delegate from Howell, Mich. recently joined Stateside to talk about the "Dump Trump" movement

Kenn Sikkema and Susan Demas joined us today for our weekly political roundup to give analysis of both stories, and to give their predictions of how each will play out. Listen to the full interview above. 

GUESTS Susan Demas is publisher of Inside Michigan Politics. She tweets @sjdemas. Ken Sikkema is a senior policy fellow at Public Sector Consultants.

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