Democratic presidential candidates target Trump supporters in rural America - 08-16


Democratic primary contenders are releasing their agendas to restore rural America, focusing on a key constituency that helped elect President Donald Trump. In Michigan, the 2016 electoral map clearly shows the urban-rural divide, with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton winning the state’s urban centers and communities with a state university, while Trump cleaned up in rural areas. Several Democratic presidential candidates are trying to prove they can gain ground in Trump’s strongholds with sweeping proposals focusing on jobs growth, health care, supporting agriculture and expanding broadband internet.