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It's Hillary Clinton's turn to pitch a jobs, economic plan in Michigan

Hillary Clinton addressed the 2016 SEIU international convention in Detroit this May.
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Hillary Clinton will pitch her economic plan in Macomb County Thursday.

Clinton will speak at Futuramic Tool & Engineering, a Warren auto parts supplier that’s branched out into defense and aerospace.

It comes just days after Donald Trump shared his economic vision with the Detroit Economic Club.

It will be a very different crowd. In Warren, Clinton will try to win over some of Macomb County’s famed Reagan Democrats — white, blue-collar voters.

Her campaign says the speech will offer a “stark contrast” to Trump’s address, touting a jobs plan that will benefit “working families.”

It stresses investment in infrastructure, and in what Clinton has called “left behind” communities, like the old manufacturing centers of the Midwest.

Clinton will also try to raise some big money at a fundraiser in the Oakland County suburb of Birmingham Wednesday.

Clinton has widened her lead over Trump in Michigan recently, to double digits in some polls.

But she struggled in the Democratic primary here, losing to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Sarah Cwiek joined Michigan Public in October 2009. As our Detroit reporter, she is helping us expand our coverage of the economy, politics, and culture in and around the city of Detroit.
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