Watch Dem, GOP Michigan governor candidates share a stage for the first time

2018 Michigan governor candidates

From left to right: Jim Hines (R), Patrick Colbeck (R), Gretchen Whitmer (D), Bill Schuette (R), Shri Thanedar (D), Brian Calley (R), and Abdul El-Sayed (D) share a stage at the Michigan Press Association governor candidate forum in East Lansing, Michigan, on May 10, 2018.

All seven Democracts and Republicans in Michigan's 2018 governor race sat together, addressed each other, answered questions in an extrodinary candidate forum Thursday at a Michigan Press Association conference in East Lansing.

Candidates in attendance included Jim Hines (R), Patrick Colbeck (R), Gretchen Whitmer (D), Bill Schuette (R), Shri Thanedar (D), Brian Calley (R), and Abdul El-Sayed (D).

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Erwin Haas
Sun, 05/13/2018 - 10:28am

And why were the two Libertarian Party party primary candidates not included?

Bill Gelineau and John Tatar are as likely to win as any of these folks, and both bring fresh ideas to the table.

Steve Banicki
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 5:55am

Republicans need to be punished for poisoning Flint and needlessly stripping Detroit of billions of dollars of assets.

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:35am

Yes Republicans -Snyder should answer how an Emergency Financial Manager duties balancing revenues and expenses migrated to implementing long tern capital investments, an entire new source for Flint's water system and management of flint's water utilities. None of was ever was part of their duties! How Republicans stripped Detroit of billions?? Please explain!!! Sounds like specious charge!