Schuette proposes three debates with Whitmer ahead of November

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Schuette proposes three debates with Whitmer ahead of November. (WWMT/File)

The primary election in Michigan is in the rear-view mirror, and now, the Republican candidate for governor is calling for a minimum of three televised debates with the Democratic nominee.

The Bill Schuette For Governor campaign sent an email Thursday afternoon announcing the proposal for the debates against Gretchen Whitmer.

“Michigan families deserve to know the records of the candidates for governor and have a true sense of where the candidates are likely to steer Michigan in the future,” Schuette said in the email.

The Schuette campaign said the Whitmer campaign has been contacted about this plan; with at least one debate in the Detroit, Grand Rapids and additional debates in Flint, Lansing or Traverse City.

The Whitmer campaign is proposing debates in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Flint.

“Michigan families deserve an opportunity to hear the candidates debate their policy proposals on a variety of important economic issues,” said Whitmer campaign Press Secretary Nicole Simmons in a release. “That’s why we’re proposing a series of three televised debates focused specifically on education and skills training, clean water and infrastructure, and affordable health care. We look forward to sitting down with the Attorney General’s campaign in the coming weeks to finalize a debate schedule.”

Schuette and Whitmer each participated in two televised debates against candidates from their own parties during the primary season.