Democratic gubernatorial candidates debate tonight

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Democratic candidates for governor  will be at WOOD TV8's Grand Rapids studio this evening for a debate.

The event begins at 7 p.m. It will air on WOOD TV8 and stream live on, and will also stream with captions on our Facebook page.

The  candidates include former state Senate minority leader Gretchen  Whitmer, businessman Shri Thanedar and former Detroit Health Department  Executive Director Dr. Abdul El-Sayed.

The  questions put to them will range from the legalization of recreational  marijuana to the state of Michigan's roads to education. You can submit  your questions by emailing

The Democratic candidates previously met for a debate on Mackinac Island during the Detroit Regional Chamber  Mackinac Policy Conference. That was a joint debate that also included  the top three Republican candidates.

WOOD TV8 hosted a debate of the Republican candidates in May.

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