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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  1. Paul deSousa says:

    For what it’s worth, the only question worth asking in these politically divisive times goes like this:
    We have a balance of powers in government and a confrontational electorate. Given this, what strategy will you use to bring everyone around to your point of view?

    Pass it on.

  2. Darryl Nolen says:

    I would hope all that read this message take note, that if Republican candidate Rick Snyder does not show up for the “Call to Action Debate” on October 21request from the Clergy of Detroit, all voters need to cast their vote on November 2nd for candidate Virg Bernero

  3. renee says:

    Here is an idea, why not call and make an appointment with him to address their concerns!!

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