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Michigan election: Schuette, Whitmer will debate this week in Detroit

Debate scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Oct 24

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DETROIT – Local 4 will host a gubernatorial debate between candidates Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Kimberly Gill and Devin Scillian will moderate the event at the Local 4 studios in Downtown Detroit. It's the only Metro Detroit debate in which the candidates will participate.

LIVE STREAM: Whitmer, Schuette hold final debate in 2018 Michigan governor's race

Schuette, the state's attorney general, is the Republican candidate for governor. His running mate is Lisa Posthumus Lyons.

Whitmer, a former legislative leader, is the Democratic candidate for governor. Her running mate is Garlin Gilchrist II.

A WDIV/Detroit News poll released in early October showed a double-digit lead remained for Whitmer. Whitmer held a 13.7 percent lead over Schuette in early September. In early October she held an 11.6 percent lead over Schuette, according to the latest poll results. 

VIEW: Whitmer keeps double-digit lead on Schuette in Michigan governor's race

Here are all of the candidates for Michigan governor: 

  • Gretchen Whitmer (Democrat)
  • Bill Schuette (Republican)
  • Keith Butkovich (Natural Law)
  • Bill Gelineau (Libertarian)
  • Jennifer Kurland (Green)
  • Todd Schleiger (Constitution)

WATCH: Meet Michigan governor candidates Schleiger, Kurland, Butkovich

READ: ClickOnDetroit's guide to the 2018 Michigan General Election


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