The Republican and Democratic candidates for governor have launched their first debate of the campaign season. Shortly after Republican candidate Rick Snyder won the nomination, he called for three debates with his Democratic opponent, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero. But Bernero says that's not enough.
Bernero countered with a press release demanding eight debates all across the state, so people could compare the two side by side.
Now, the campaigns have been in touch with each other to begin negotiating a debate schedule. Both candidates say they're anxious to highlight the differences between them and their plans.
Snyder is a former corporate CEO and venture capitalist who says he would take a businessman's approach to fixing Michigan's economy. Bernero is a pro-labor, former legislator who promises to shake up the state Capitol.