Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct. 28, 2010

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Gubernatorial candidates Virg Bernero and Rick Snyder this morning fielded questions on the revival of Detroit, the state film incentive and other hot topics at a breakfast radio forum in Detroit. The event, held less than a week before Election Day and broadcast on WJR-AM (760), gave the candidates a final chance to clarify their positions on the state's issues and hurl their last campaign barbs. A couple hundred professionals and entrepreneurs attended the event at the Westin Book Cadillac. Radio host Paul W. Smith emphasized at the event's start this was a "conversation" and not a debate. But cordial comments and campaign promises eventually turned into swipes at each other from across the tablecloth-covered table. The candidates have sparred in only one debate before today. Snyder dismissed Democratic candidate Bernero's proposal to found a state-run bank; Bernero claimed for the second time this week that Snyder, a Republican, may sell the Mackinac Bridge. "No, the Mackinac Bridge is not for sale," Snyder clarified. "Does that work for you?" Smith asked Bernero. "That's great news for a lot of people," said Bernero, who is also the mayor of Lansing... Bernero, Snyder trade barbs at radio forum (Thu, 10/28)

 

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This page contains a single entry by Mike Austerman published on October 28, 2010 11:15 PM.

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