Six of the seven Democratic and Republican candidates for governor sat for one-hour interviews with reporters from the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, a multimedia public service journalism partnership.
(Republican Bill Schuette chose not to participate, despite numerous invitations and scheduling options.)
The reporters asked a variety of wide-ranging questions about the candidates’ policies and plans, including some submitted by audience members. Candidates did not receive the questions or specific topics in advance.
You can watch the full interviews below:
Patrick Colbeck (R)
Jim Hines (R)
Brian Calley (R)
Gretchen Whitmer (D)
Shri Thanedar (D)
Abdul El-Sayed (D)
Support for the Detroit Journalism Cooperative comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.