Biden to campaign in Michigan as he vows to stay in the race for president

President Joe Biden will return to Michigan on Friday, the campaign announced in a press release Sunday night, as he tries to recover from his first debate of 2024 against Republican Donald Trump.

Biden, the incumbent Democrat, will visit Detroit, Biden’s campaign team announced.

It will be Biden’s fourth trip to Michigan this year and comes 116 days before the Nov. 5 presidential election. Four years ago, Biden defeated Trump, then president, in Michigan by 154,000 votes, or 3 percentage points, 51%-48%.

President Joe Biden, right, greets supporters during a campaign rally at Sherman Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin, Friday, July 5, 2024.

But Biden’s campaign has been in turmoil since the June 27 debate, during which he gave a series of confusing answers, at one point saying, “We finally defeated Medicare.”

The 81-year-old’s performance prompted some pundits and five Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives to call on him to step aside and let Democrats choose someone else as their nominee to run against Trump this fall. Biden has rejected their urging, claiming he will win the election.

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