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Attend the Gubernatorial Debate at the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

The Gubernatorial Debate: Detroit Regional Chamber 2018 PAC Reception was held on Thursday, May 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mackinac Policy Conference. This debate featured the top three candidates from both the Democratic and Republican parties. This was the first gubernatorial debate among candidates from both political parties.

Democratic Candidates:
Abdul El-Sayed, Former Executive Director, Health Department, City of Detroit
Shri Thanedar, Author and Entrepreneur
Gretchen Whitmer, Former Senator, State of Michigan

Republican Candidates:
Brian Calley, Lieutenant Governor, State of Michigan
Patrick Colbeck, Senator, State of Michigan
Bill Schuette, Attorney General, State of Michigan

Moderated by “MiWeek” Hosts:
Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor, The Detroit News
Stephen Henderson, Host, Detroit Public Television and WDET 101.9 FM
Christy McDonald, Anchor, Detroit Public Television

This event benefited the Chamber’s PAC and was available only to registered Conference attendees. No corporate contributions were accepted at this event.

Top Candidates Selection

The top three candidates from both parties were determined based on polling administered by Glengariff Group Inc. in April. The poll is a research survey of public opinion in Michigan and is not necessarily reflective of the views of the Detroit Regional Chamber or the Chamber’s PAC.

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