Bill Schuette Proposes Minimum of Three Debates

Posted: 4:07 PM, Aug 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-09 20:07:43Z

The Bill Schuette for Governor campaign today announced that it has proposed conducting a minimum of three televised debates with Senator Gretchen Whitmer. 

Schuette, the Republican nominee for governor who won a four-way primary contest with more than 50% of the vote, says ensuring multiple debates take place is the best-case scenario for Michigan voters, especially the wider general election audience of voters who are now presented with a clear choice of moving forward or going back.

“Michigan families deserve to know the records of the candidates for governor and have a true sense of where the candidates are likely to steer Michigan in the future,” said Schuette.  “I am sure Senator Whitmer agrees that conducting at least three debates is the right thing to do and I am looking forward to it.”

The Schuette campaign has contacted the Whitmer camp to initiate the debate negotiation process.  Schuette’s proposal is to conduct a minimum of three televised debates, with at least one in the Detroit media market, one in the Grand Rapids media market, and additional debates in the Flint, Lansing and/or Traverse City media markets.