EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - President Barack Obama was in East Lansing Friday to sign the Farm Budget bill, but there was lots of politicing going on, too.
The president's first trip to Michigan since December 2012 was billed by the White House as a non-political trip. However, democratic candidate for governor, Mark Schauer and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters couldn't resist working the crowed. And they were not alone.
Coaches Mark Dantanio and Tom Izzo were among the crowd invited to watch the president speak at Michigan State.
Since the president is not running for anything, he signed the farm budget bill and hyped the impact it would have in Michigan and the nation.
State Republicans for the last week have suggested that Schauer was afraid to appear with the president because it might cost him votes. They also said the same thing about Peters.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who is trying to weed his way out of bankruptcy, had lunch with the president beforehand.
The president left East Lansing and was home to Washington D.C. before dinnertime.