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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Highlights of the fireworks at the conference from reporters.
Colbeck getting into his claims about the Muslim Brotherhood trying to infiltrate the United States. Again names El-Sayed in this theory. Doesn't offer evidence. Complains about unfair media coverage of his claims.— Zach Gorchow (@ZachGorchow) May 10, 2018
El-Sayed to Colbeck: “You may not hate Muslims but Muslims definitely hate you.” https://t.co/eK12KCKHFF— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) May 10, 2018
All GOP candidates say they support bill to make English the official state language. All Dems opposed. “That’s racist,” says El-Sayed. https://t.co/PhIRi0ts81— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) May 10, 2018
Big throwdown between Calley and Schuette on financial disclosure. Calley claims Schuette is moving some of his assets around contrary to blind trust claims, Schuette says false accusation, Calley's desperate.— Zach Gorchow (@ZachGorchow) May 10, 2018
This will take some time to flyspeck.
Schuette says “all my assets are in blind trust.” Says Calley “so desparete, so behind.” Accusation “pathetic.” Calley: “It’s his statements on the forms, signed by Bill Schuette while attorney general” https://t.co/9sUAgxykYI— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) May 10, 2018