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Detroit Clergy Demand Gubernatorial Debate

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A group of Detroit clergy members has set a time and place for a governor’s debate and invited both Republican candidate Rick Snyder and Democrat Verg Bernero. 

Bishop P.A. Brooks is among 60 Detroit area clergy demanding that the candidates for governor of Michigan debate in Detroit about issues confronting Michigan’s largest city.

“It has been the practice and behavior of many candidates in recent years to ignore urban centers. And we have a concern that those persons who want our vote to be governor of this state, must be concerned about the voters here and come speak to the issues that we’re concerned about,” Brook said.

The Detroit debate is scheduled for October 21st at Renaissance High School at 6 p.m. and the public is invited.

As of Thursday afternoon, only Bernero had said he planned to attend, “I will be there, and I hope Mr. Snyder will as well. I’m ready to put my plan up and be ready to go toe-to-toe with him… and answer the questions of Detroiters,” Bernero told WWJ.

Both candidates participated in a discussion at the Economic Club of Detroit this month but it was a ticketed event. The only official scheduled debate of the campaign took place last Sunday in Wixom.

The election is November 2nd.

WWJ has a call in to the Snyder campaign office

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