Second Debate Between Schuette And Whitmer Yields Few Surprises

Oct 25, 2018

Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette
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The second and final debate between the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor aired last night. 

Former state Senate Minority leader, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and state Attorney General, Republican Bill Schuette used the opportunity to reiterate their agendas for Michigan.  

They attacked each other’s records in their respective offices on issues like the environment and auto no-fault insurance.  At times during the debate, the candidates also needled each other.  Like when Whitmer accused Schuette of pivoting to the same talking points.

“Well, the attorney general has the same talking points for every question.  You forgot to use the word extreme in that one, Bill.”

And Schuette continually said that Whitmer is the second coming of former Democratic governor Jennifer Granholm.  

“That’s what’ll happen if Jennifer – er Gretchen Whitmer – it’s easy to get them confused.”

Election Day is November 6th.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at