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Gubernatorial, Senate Debates on Hold as Finger-Pointing Continues

Just as Governor Rick Snyder unveiled his latest campaign ad, comes new controversy over whether we will see the Governor on stage with his Democratic challenger for a  debate.

The Governor’s newest ad touts his background as a businessman in knowing how to make  tough decisions on what he called the state’s “road to recovery.”   He claims if you haven’t already experienced the uptick, you soon will.

But the new ad isn’t the only thing generating buzz for the GOP.

MLive.com is reporting that WOOD-TV officials have announced they’ve postponed scheduled televised debates set for next week for the candidates for governor and U. S. Senate, citing lack of agreement from both sides.

Democrats Mark Schauer and Gary Peters say they were willing to appear and have pointed the finger at Republicans for dragging their collective feet on the issue.

Governor Snyder disputes reports that he is unwilling to meet for a face to face.  He says he has provided dates and times he would be available, but the Democrats have yet to confirm those opportunities.

Peter’s campaign earlier had said there had been no communication between his office and that of Terri Lynn Land to firm up a date for them to debate.

One thing is for sure, time is running out.  Voters will head to the polls on November 4th–just nine weeks from now.

WOOD-TV officials say they’re still hopeful of being able to provide the coverage and are urging the candidates to come to terms on a plan.

Join Jo Anne Paul weekdays for news updates on 99.1 WFMK-FM, 100.7 WITL-FM and 1240 WJIM-AM and the other stations of the Michigan Talk Network
joanne.paul@townsquaremedia.com

 

 

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