Both presidential campaigns have zeroed in on Michigan with five days remaining until Election Day 2020. Michigan is one of a handful of states where campaign leaders believe they have the most to gain, or lose. So, they're hosting last-week rallies from Detroit to Grandville.
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Several states that President Donald Trump won in 2016 are back in play, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio.
President Donald Trump supporters gathered in Grandville on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, to show support for President Donald Trump. Eric Trump stumped at Reslife Church during an Evangelicals for Trump event.
“Well, I think we are going to win, I really do," Eric Trump said. "The momentum is incredible, but I’d be heartbroken but again when you see the love and the support, and the passion and you simply don’t have it on the opposite side. I really believe we are going to win Michigan, but people have to get out and vote. There is nothing more important than right now so, you have to get out and vote. I really believe we are going to have a beautiful day next Tuesday."
There were more than 100 people inside the church with very little social distancing and while most people had masks, the majority took them off once inside the church.
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U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson was with Eric Trump.
Eric Trump said his father’s re-election was no longer a political campaign, but a movement of love.
The president was expected to be in Michigan on Friday for a campaign rally in the metro Detroit area.
In 2016, Trump won Michigan by about 10,000 votes.
However, polls showed as of Oct. 29, 2020, the president was trailing Biden, who has also made Michigan a priority.
Jill Biden was in Lansing on Thursday, for a canvass launch at the Michigan Education Association.
Joe Biden was expected to be in Michigan on Halloween campaigning with former President Barack Obama. The details for that event have not yet been released.