CONWAY — U.S. Rep. Andy Levin of Michigan will be in town Saturday campaigning for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in her bid to be the Democratic nominee for president.
Levin, a Democrat, represents the 9th Congressional District in Michigan, which comprises communities such as Ferndale and Bloomfield in the southeast portion of the state.
Warren's campaign will host a canvass kickoff with Levin at their headquarters at 15 W. Main St. in Conway Village at noon on Saturday. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.
“This is an event for people to meet Team Warren, hear why Congressman Levin is supporting Elizabeth, and to knock on doors with the campaign,” the Warren campaign stated in an email Friday. Participants can RSVP online at tinyurl.com/tfnsz5o.
Levin 59, was the first Michigan official in Congress to endorse a candidate this election cycle, pledging his support to Warren on July 30.
"I just feel like she is the person who can beat Donald Trump and can take our country in a new direction of more broadly shared prosperity and justice," Levin told The Detroit News in his announcement.
The campaign stated: “Like Elizabeth, Congressman Levin is fighting for clean water access for every American, and works on the bipartisan Congressional PFAS Task Force to write legislation ensuring PFAS (a group of man-made chemicals) cleanup and disposal efforts are extensively reported to Congress.”
This will be Levin’s first visit to the Granite State to campaign for Warren. He said in July he's followed Warren since she was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School during his second year of studies there.
"I think she’s going to be a terrific candidate," Levin said, adding, "Also, she is not going to let Donald Trump push her around. She did not let corporate America push her around when she created the idea for the consumer protection agency that she wasn’t allowed to head."
Levin, who ran in 2018 to succeed his father, Sander Levin, who served from 1983-2019, is the nephew of former Sen. Carl Levin, who served Michigan in Congress from 1979-2015. He is vice chair of the Committee on Education and Labor, and also serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
The latest New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary poll, conducted by WBUR/MassINC, and released Thursday on Real Clear Politics, puts Warren in fourth place in the Granite State, with 13 percent of the vote.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is in front with 29 percent, followed by former South Bend, Ind., mayor Peter Buttigieg, 17 percent; Vice President Joe Biden, 14 percent; Warren, 13 percent; Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, 6 percent; Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, 5 percent; New York businessman Andrew Yang, 5 percent; and California businessman Tom Steyer, 2 percent.
New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary set for Tuesday, Feb. 11.