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WATCH: FOX 17, Scripps stations host GOP gubernatorial debate

MI GOP Gubernatorial Debate
Michigan GOP Gubernatorial Candidates
Posted at 12:18 PM, Jun 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-22 12:51:51-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — FOX 17, along with their E.W. Scripps Company partners WXYZ and WSYM, hosted a debate for the Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidates ahead of the 2022 August Primary.

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Watch the full GOP gubernatorial debate hosted by FOX 17

The debate took place Wednesday, July 20, at Oakland University in metro Detroit and featured the five GOP gubernatorial candidates running in the August Primary.

Moderator Doug Reardon opened the debate by asking how each candidate plans to make sure all Michiganders have access to clean and safe water, to which Kelley responded:

Kelley on Water Quality

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GOP gubernatorial candidates answer: how do you make sure everyone has access to clean, safe drinking water?

When asked about gun violence and increasing mental health funding, Soldano and Dixon responded with the following:

Soldano on Gun Violence
Dixon on Gun Violence

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GOP gubernatorial candidates answer: how will you keep AR-15 type assault weapons out of the hands of people who should not have them?

When asked about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Rebandt responded with the following quote:

Rebant on Adoption


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GOP gubernatorial candidates on abortion

QUESTION: How do you plan to get parents better access to childcare at a lower cost?

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GOP gubernatorial candidates answer: how do you get parents better access to childcare, at a lower cost?

When asked about Michigan jobs and manufacturing, Rinke responded:

Rinke on Jobs

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GOP gubernatorial candidates on jobs

QUESTION: What issue or policy do you see yourself most easily being able to work across the aisle on?

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GOP gubernatorial candidates answer: what issue or policy do you see yourself most easily being able to work across the aisle on?
Kelley Closing Statement
Soldano Closing Statement
Rinke Closing Statements
Dixon Closing Statement
Rebandt Closing Statement

FOX 17’s Doug Reardon moderated along with Chuck Stokes from WXYZ and Elle Meyers from WSYM, and the debate aired on all three stations.

“We’re proud to be working with Scripps, and well-known reporters and debate moderators Chuck Stokes, Doug Reardon, and Elle Meyers, to bring the candidates' visions into the homes of all Michiganders," said Ambassador Ron Weiser, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. “It's important that voters are able to hear what each candidate has to offer, as well as how they will turn our state right side up after four years of turmoil, and we are looking forward to providing another opportunity for people to tune in to change as they will decide who they want to carry the Republican banner into November as we work to defeat Gretchen Whitmer.”

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