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Is the condition of Michigan’s roads YOUR issue?  Does what candidates say about how to fund repairs help determine your vote in the August primary and November general elections? 
 
WDET and our partners in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative recently interviewed most of the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor of Michigan and asked them about those issues.
 
This week, WDET’s Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth report on what the candidates said in their weekly MichMash feature. Click on the audio link above to hear their conversation.
 
Scroll down for videos and transcripts.

Other MichMash Features:

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The DJC reporters asked about road funding. Here’s how the candidates answered:

Republican Candidates


Brian Calley

Read Calley’s Full Answer


Patrick Colbeck

Read Colbeck’s Full Answer


Jim Hines

Read Hines’s Full Answer


Bill Schuette

Bill Schuette declined the Detroit Journalism Cooperative’s request for a video interview, citing scheduling interviews. Click HERE to learn more about him and WDET’s coverage of his campaign. 


Democratic Candidates


Abdul El-Sayed

Read El-Sayed’s Full Answer


Shri Thanedar

Read Thanedar’s Full Answer


Gretchen Whitmer

Read Whitmer’s Full Answer


Other Issues

Find out what the 2018 Michigan gubernatorial candidates think about transit, transparency, marijuana, auto insurance and redistricting.


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This post is a part of Detroit Journalism Cooperative.

The DJC is a partnership of six media outlets focused on telling critical stories of Detroit and creating engagement opportunities on-air, online and in the community. View the partners work at detroitjournalism.org.

Support for this project comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.

  

 

This post is a part of 2018 Elections in Michigan.

On November 6, Michigan voters will decide who will be the state's new governor, attorney general and secretary of state. Some state House and Senate seats are up for grabs, and numerous initiatives are expected on ballots.

WDET is committed to providing honest, fair, inclusive coverage of Michigan's 2018 elections. Join us now and all the way to the voting booth to be an informed voter.

 

This post is a part of MichMash.

Each week, WDET's Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio's Cheyna Roth un-jumble Michigan issues and talk about how statewide news stories affect you. 

About the Author

Jake Neher

Detroit Today - Producer & Special Projects Reporter

Jake Neher is a producer & reporter for Detroit Today

Jake.Neher@wdet.org   Follow @GJNeher

Cheyna Roth

Reporter

Cheyna has interned with Michigan Radio and freelanced for WKAR public radio in Lansing. She’s also done some online freelancing and worked on documentary films.

CRoth@MPRN.org   Follow @Cheyna_R

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