First Lady Michelle Obama is due in Michigan on Friday to rally the troops for the Democrats, but Republicans won't be outdone.  They're bringing in a big name themselves.

Visit to Michigan includes stops in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Troy

Michigan Republican Party Chair Bob Schostak announced the October 13th visit by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on WJIM-AM Wednesday morning, but now more details of the campaign swing are coming to light.

MLive.com is reporting today that Bush will begin his day with a rally at 10:30 Tuesday at the GOP Headquarters in Kent County.  He'll then make a swing to the Michigan Republican Party Headquarters in Lansing at 2:20.  The brother of former President George W. Bush will finish out his day with a visit to the American Polish Cultural Center in Troy at 4 p.m.

Bush, who is considered a potential candidate for President in 2016, is just the last "big gun" on the GOP side to try to help increase support for Governor Snyder, Attorney General Bill Schutte, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and U. S. Candidate Terri Lynn Land.  Mitt Romney and Chris Christie have been here as well.

Meanwhile, recent polls show Snyder still ahead in the race, but challenger Mark Schauer is more popular among women voters.

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