Whitmer and Schuette tackle questions from Detroit Economic Club

- Less than a week to go before Election Day and the top two candidates for governor appeared before the Detroit Economic Club.

Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer answered questions at the Motor City Casino in Detroit - but one at a time.

"No one is more prepared to serve as your governor than I," Schuette said.

"I'm running for governor because I love the state," said Whitmer.

Each candidate was given the same six questions which ranged from education to taxes.

"I think the right public policy is supporting pensioners who made a commitment to our communities, to our state, who played by the rules," Whitmer said. "And they should have the safety and security of knowing that their pension is protected."

"I will eliminate the (Jennifer) Granholm-Whitmore tax increase and put more money back in people's pockets."

Clean water, Flint and health care came up as well.

"As attorney general I cracked down on the pill mill docs," Schuette said. "And had a special unit to crack down on the heroin dealers as well."

"The attorney general has filed nine lawsuits to repeal the ACA which would eliminate That's the wrong thing to do," Whitmer said.

And of course the debate wouldn't be complete without some popular campaign talk.  

"It's not just fixing the roads, we need to fix the damn roads," Whitmer said.

"Gretchen Whitmore's prescription will take us back to the lost decade," Schuette said.

This, I am told will be the last time the two candidates will appear together on the same stage, before the November 6th election.
 

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