BY RICK PLUTA
Capital Bureau Chief, Michigan Public Radio Network
LANSING -- The Republican and Democratic candidates for governor have agreed to one debate that will take place next month.
Democratic nominee Virg Bernero and Republican nominee Rick Snyder agreed to the debate after meeting for coffee in Lansing.
Snyder broke off earlier discussions two weeks ago and said he hopes this debate will lay to rest the controversy over debates.
"We've been having far too much of a debate on debates. It's a jobs issue in our state. It's about providing an opportunity to have better public safety. Those are the things we should be talking about, so hopefully this puts the issue behind us, so we can get back to the subject at hand - which is making Michigan a great state again," Snyder said.
Bernero said he would have preferred more debates. He is trailing Snyder by a wide margin, according to every poll so far.
The debate will take place Oct. 10 at the Detroit Public Television studios in Wixom, Mich., and will be available to other broadcasters across the state.
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