The Republican and Democratic candidates for governor have agreed to one televised debate next month to be held in southeast Michigan.
A brief coffee date between Democratic nominee Virg Bernero and Republican nominee Rick Snyder was apparently enough to end weeks of wrangling about the number and format of debates.
Snyder says he thinks one debate is plenty.
"The mayor proposed that date in terms of, would that work? And I was able to move things around to make that work, so, it's a tough environment, but I'm happy to and, I don't know, people wouldn't have higher priorities than watching my opponent and I on TV?"
Bernero says he'd still like to have more debates
"I'm disappointed that we're not going to have three debates," he says. "I'm disappointed the public has just a narrow window to really compare the candidates. For an important job like this, I think they deserve much more."
The faceoff between Bernero and Snyder will take place Sunday, October 10th at the studios of Detroit Public Television in Wixom.