Replay: Slotkin, Barrett debate top issues in race for Michigan’s 7th Congressional district

Two candidates are willing to sit down and discuss the issues defining their campaigns.

DETROIT – In a year where political debates have been few and far between, two candidates sat down and discussed the issues defining their campaigns.

In the race for the newly created seventh congressional district, Democratic congresswoman Elissa Slotkin is the closest thing we have to an incumbent - she’s currently representing the eighth district. Running against her is the Republican state senator Tom Barrett.

It’s not a debate in a classic sense -- we ran no stopwatches on answers or rebuttals. Both of my guests are trusting me to keep it fair and equitable and I’m grateful for the trust.

Watch the full episode in the video player above.

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Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.