Gov candidates debating schedule of debates


The campaigns of the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are arguing over the schedule of debates.

Republican nominee Rick Snyder challenged Democratic candidate Virg Bernero to three debates. Bernero countered that three debates are not enough. He called for eight debates between now and the November election. Bernero said in a written statement that Michigan voters are -quote- "starved" for the chance to compare the two candidates side by side.

Representatives of the campaigns have been in touch with each other to begin negotiations.

Both candidates say they're the one to shake up Lansing and are anxious to call attention to the differences between them - Snyder is a former corporate CEO and venture capitalist seeking his first elective office. Bernero is the mayor of Lansing, has also served in the state Legislature, and has been very critical of state cuts to funding for local governments.

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