Republicans running for Michigan governor will participate in two televised debates before the August primary election.
The May 9 debate will air at 7:00 p.m. on WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids), WLNS-TV (Lansing), WJMN-TV (Marquette), WJRT-TV (Flint) and WFQX-TV (Cadillac). WDIV-TV (Detroit) will live stream the event on ClickOnDetroit.com.
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.
WDIV-TV (Detroit) will host the second debate on June 28.
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.