First Bipartisan Gubernatorial And Senatorial Debates To Be Held October Third
Speculation on whether or not the top of ticket candidates will debate has ended. Michiganders will have there first opportunity to see two gubernatorial candidates present their case in the same forum.
Detroit, MI, October 3, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Speculation on whether or not the top of ticket candidates will debate has ended. Michiganders will have there first opportunity to see two gubernatorial candidates present their case in the same forum. As an additional bonus, two candidates for United States Senate will be facing off in the same forum. The Tri-County Political Information Awareness Community Forum, sponsored by World Changers Political Action Information Team will commence on Friday October 3 at First Baptist World Changers, 22575 WEST 8 Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48219.
All of the candidates for Governor and United States Senate were invited, but only the Libertarian and Green Party candidates agreed to participate. The participating candidates for Governor are Retired Navy officer, Mary Buzuma (Libertarian), and Washtenaw Community College professor, Paul Homenuik (Green). Also running (but not participating) are US Taxpayers candidate Richard Mendoza, Democrat Lisa Brown, and Republican incumbent Rick Snyder.
The participating candidates for United States Senate are Systems Engineer, Jim Fulner (Libertarian), and West Michigan artist, Chris Wahmhoff (Green). On September 8th Libertarian United States Senate candidate Jim Fulner hand delivered invitations to his Democratic opponent Gary Peters , and his and Republican opponent Terry Lynn land, requesting their participation in debates with him. Earlier that day, Fulner and his Green Party opponent, Chris Wahmhoff, held a joint press conference at the Lansing Court House to emphasize the importance of equal multi-partisan participation in Senatorial debates and to promote the #MARCHONMEDIA campaign. As of October 2nd, neither Land nor Peters have agreed to participate in a non-partisan debate. Also running is U.S. Taxpayers candidate Richard A. Markin.
Libertarian Party Vice Chair, Scotty Boman commented, “Even though this forum only includes two candidates for Governor and two candidates for U.S. Senate, it is important to note that those who are not participating, are choosing not to participate. The Republicans and Democrats will also have a forum, but these partisan events are designed to shut-out an open discussion of ideas. Those who will be absent from their events want to participate, but will be locked out.”