Campaigns target West Michigan in final days of race

Sen. Gary Peters, Eric Trump make stops in Kent County
Posted at 10:56 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 22:57:41-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — With just days until election day, the spotlight is shining bright on Michigan once again.

Both state and national campaigns continue making local stops in an effort to rally voters ahead of Tuesday.

“I think it’s safe to say it’s impossible to be President of the United States if you don’t win Michigan,” Senator Gary Peters, D-Michigan said to a crowd of supporters Thursday afternoon.

Peters was in Grand Rapids alongside 3rd District Congressional Candidate Hillary Scholten.

Both are in tight races against Republicans John James and Peter Meijer respectively, but they remain confident on what's to come Tuesday.

“When the results from Michigan come in you are going to jump up out of your seat and you are going to start yelling and you are going to say ‘’thank God Michigan is a blue state,’ We’ve elected a Democratic president in the United States, we have a majority in the U.S. Senate because we kept Gary Peters as our senator, we have Hillary [Scholten] in the United States Congress and we are going to say no, no to the politics of hate and division that have ruled this country too long,” Peters said.

Also on Thursday night, down the road in Grandville, President Trump’s son Eric Trump took part in an “Evangelicals for Trump” event.

Hundreds at Res Life Church heard Trump tout his father’s plans for the economy and the latest numbers from the U.S. Commerce Department, which shows large economic growth over the last quarter.

“This morning they just announced a great number, I’m not sure if anybody saw it. 33.1% GDP growth,” Eric Trump asked.

“33.1% GDP growth, the greatest in the history of our country, that’s what my father wants. He wants prosperity for Americans, he wants wages to fly through the roof, he wants jobs to come back to the United States of America,” Trump added.

The president’s second eldest son is confident his dad can win Michigan once again.

“We are going to win this thing in five days, I promise you we’ll win this thing in five days,” Trump said.

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