- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Chuck Schumer of New York will attend a health care rally with Michigan Democrats in suburban Detroit.

The rally announced Friday is scheduled for Jan. 15 in Warren in blue-collar Macomb County, where President-elect Donald Trump performed well in his surprise win over Hillary Clinton.

Democrats are fighting to preserve the federal health care law as Trump and Republicans look to repeal and replace it. Schumer is the Democratic leader in the Senate, and Sanders won Michigan over Clinton in the presidential primary.

Other speakers at a United Auto Workers union pavilion will include Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan.

Democrats say they are fighting not only to preserve the health law but also to protect Medicare benefits from Republican changes.


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