Two Televised GOP Gubernatorial Debates Announced

Republicans running for Michigan governor will participate in two televised debates before the August primary election.

The debates were confirmed April 20 by the state Republican Party.

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) will host the first debate with political reporter Rick Albin as moderator on May 9 in Grand Rapids. WDIV-TV (Detroit) will host the second debate on June 28.

All four viable candidates will participate: Attorney General Bill Schuette, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, state Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines.

WOOD-TV has announced also that it is currently in negotiations to host a Democratic gubernatorial debate.

The Detroit Regional Chamber is planning a joint debate for candidates from both parties to be held at the group’s annual policy conference on Mackinac Island in late May.

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