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President Biden drives a Cadillac Lyriq SUV during a visit to the North American Auto Show in Detroit. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Today, President Biden is visiting Detroit to tour the North American International Auto Show and tout his administration’s investments in electric vehicles, including funding to build a network of chargers across the country that was included in the bipartisan infrastructure law that he signed last year. The trip is part of stepped-up travel in advance of the midterms to highlight his party’s agenda.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press on Wednesday projected that retired Army Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc was the winner of a closely watched GOP Senate primary in New Hampshire. The second-place finisher, state Senate President Chuck Morse, had already conceded to Bolduc, who has echoed Donald Trump’s false claims that the former president won the 2020 election. On Tuesday, voters in three states — New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware — went to the polls, marking the end of this year’s nominating process.

Your daily dashboard

  • 8:50 a.m. Eastern time: Biden departed the White House en route to Detroit. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre briefed reporters aboard Air Force One. Listen here.
  • 11:15 a.m. Eastern: Biden toured the auto show in Detroit, driving an electric Cadillac Lyriq at one point.
  • Noon Eastern: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) held a weekly news conference. Watch here.
  • 1:45 p.m. Eastern: Biden delivered remarks on electric vehicles in Detroit. Watch here.
  • 3:10 p.m. Eastern: Biden attended a Democratic National Committee reception in Detroit.
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Here's what to know:

8:50 a.m. Eastern time: Biden departed the White House en route to Detroit. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre briefed reporters aboard Air Force One. Listen here.
11:15 a.m. Eastern: Biden toured the auto show in Detroit, driving an electric Cadillac Lyriq at one point.
Noon Eastern: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) held a weekly news conference. Watch here.
1:45 p.m. Eastern: Biden delivered remarks on electric vehicles in Detroit. Watch here.
3:10 p.m. Eastern: Biden attended a Democratic National Committee reception in Detroit.

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