Bill Clinton meets with Detroit black ministers

Posted at 6:58 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 18:58:25-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Clinton is making an unannounced stop in Detroit on Wednesday night to meet with black ministers, the city’s mayor and other Democratic leaders ahead of Tuesday’s election.

That’s according to three Democrats familiar with the plans for the private meeting who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to confirm the event.

The former president is making the trip to Michigan ahead of Hillary Clinton’s planned campaign stop in Detroit on Friday. It comes as Republican Donald Trump makes a push for the state, which hasn’t backed a GOP presidential candidate since 1988.

Bill Clinton is expected to meet with black pastors, Mayor Mike Duggan and other local leaders.

The former president was in Iowa on Tuesday but an evening event in Des Moines was cancelled because of the deadly police shooting

—By Associated Press writers Ken Thomas and Dave Eggert.