Clinton, Obama Court Auto Industry In Nod To Michigan Delegates

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Hazen Pingree Michigan Liberal

You won't see either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in Michigan, but from all appearances they are now locked in a spirited battle for our delegates.

What? I thought the Michigan "primary" happened a month ago?

Well, consider this...

On Monday, Hillary stumped at a General Motors plant in White Marsh, Maryland. Flanked by Michigan DNC member, GM lobbyist (and Hillary donor) Debbie Dingell, Hillary declared that we're going to have the "strongest and best automotive sector in the world" - ripped the South Korea free trade deal and promised $22 billion in federal grants and bonds to help automakers retool to build "green" vehicles.

Yesterday, Barack stumped at a GM plant in Janesville, Wisconsin. In his speech he ripped NAFTA and touted his 10-year, $150 billion plan to promote "green" manufacturing.

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