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Election 2010: SBAM to Sponsor “Great Debates” Series

February 20, 2010

SBAM and 18 other groups will be sponsoring a series of debates this election season.  Term limits will leave open seats for the Governor’s office, the Attorney General’s office and the Secretary of State.  Dozens of seats in the legislature are also up for grabs.

The state’s struggling economy and the role that small business will play in Michigan’s recovery are important issues that need to be a part of the electoral discussion this summer and fall.  SBAM believes that is important that the public be aware of the views of the candidates running for office. 

The “Great Debate” series will include three, one-hour gubernatorial debates– one for each primary and one for the general election.  Also planned are 50 half-hour debates and forums and the legislative level.

The debates will be carried by public television and over the internet.

In other election news, last week we reported that former Treasurer Bob Bowman had filed paperwork to run for governor in the Democratic primary.  It turns out that he filed paperwork because he had begun to spend money as part of his decision making process.  This week, Bowman removed his name from consideration.

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