Midland, Michigan -- Friday, February 28, 2020
A 2016 Bernie Sanders bumper sticker hangs on the fridge alongside a picture of Robby Lamas with his mother Margie Lamas at a GM Powertrain open house event.
GM was once a major employer in the region. While Lamas followed in the footsteps of his father and maternal grandfather, he considers himself lucky to have the job. He’s the youngest person at the Bay City plant by ten years.
In the 2016 election, the long Democratic-leaning and union-supporting Bay County voted to elected Donald Trump.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times