President Barack Obama will speak in Detroit tonight to an expected crowd of 5,000 people at Wayne State University — marking his first visit to the Motor City in three years.
Obama will speak at a ticketed event at the Matthaei Complex at 7 p.m., according to an email sent to Wayne State University officials and reviewed by The Detroit News. Doors are to open at 5 p.m. Saturday. It’s not clear how and when tickets will be distributed, but typically the Michigan Democratic Party has distributed tickets before campaign events for the president or first lady.
Obama is campaigning on behalf of former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer running against Gov. Rick Snyder and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, who is challenging former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land to replace the retiring Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit. This is Obama’s 13th visit to Michigan since taking office.
For the full article, see David Shepardson, “Obama to speak at Wayne State on Saturday”, Detroit News, October 28, 2014.