Michigan remains a critical state for anyone wanting to become president, but its importance is eroding — a fact that would have been hard to imagine half a century ago.
Michigan state Rep. Thomas Hooker, a Republican, dives into a pool in front of the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. The representatives were participating in a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. The state has shifted politically with Republicans holding the majority in the House and Senate. Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post Buy Photo