Clinton campaign in full-blown panic mode over state that hasn’t gone red in two decades

Clinton campaign in full-blown panic mode over state that hasn’t gone red in two decades

The Hillary Clinton campaign announced Saturday that the candidate and its top surrogates would deploy in the campaign’s final days to Michigan, showing signs of concern amid polls that have shown Republican nominee Donald Trump gaining in the traditionally blue state.

Former President Bill Clinton was set to campaign in Lansing on Sunday, while President Barack Obama will head to Ann Arbor on Monday.

And the Democratic nominee herself will make a swing through the state later Monday in Grand Rapids amid a furious cross-country push in the final hours. She has spent only four days in Michigan since July’s Democratic National Convention, far below other swing states like Florida and North Carolina.

“The numbers there have tightened,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told reporters Saturday. But he also said the campaign’s strategy is to rally supporters at the right time in states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire, none of which feature early voting.

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