Old-style populism lives on in Michigan race

In a photo from Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is seen as he campaigns door-to-door in northwest Detroit. Michigan is going through an economic upheaval, but Schauer believes he can defeat Republican Gov. Rick Snyder by invoking the traditional populist theme of rich vs poor. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has gone through a wrenching economic upheaval in recent years, but as he runs for governor, Mark Schauer hopes that one thing hasn’t been lost: the power of an old-style populist appeal to rev up workers and get them to the polls to vote Democratic.

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