Candidates make final push in Michigan

Posted at 11:22 PM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 05:55:54-05

The presidential hopefuls pulled out all of the stops in Michigan this week.

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were in metro Detroit for several days focused on winning your vote.

Clinton is hoping to turn a page today to make this a one-person race.

Meanwhile, Bernie says it all depends on turnout.

To cheers from supporters, Clinton made her way into the rotunda at one of Detroit’s finest museums.

She's made the state a priority, taking ownership of big local issues.

“I want to keep shining a bright spotlight on what happened in Flint, Michigan. And I will stick with them until they don't need help any more,” she told the crowd. “i don't need to tell you that the Detroit Public Schools, under an emergency manager, are in worse shape than they were before they had an emergency manager. You've got precious little children in classrooms filled with mold and rodents. It's almost hard to think of. I have been saying the governor should turn back the control over the schools to the people of Detroit.”

Meanwhile, her challenger, Senator Bernie Sanders, also made a push in the state.

“Don’t believe everything you read in the polls,” he told 7 Action News. “What I am predicting is that if there is a large voter turn out, as there was in Kansas and Nebraska, and Maine, we're going to do very well.”

Clinton’s staff is hoping a win here will solidify her momentum towards the nomination, allowing her to focus full time on her Republican rivals.

Polls open at 7 a.m.