Democratic candidates for governor talk healthcare, recreational …

Michigan’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates gathered at WDIV Local 4 in Detroit Thursday night for their final debate before the Aug. 7 primaries. Abdul El-Sayed, former executive director of the Detroit Health Department, entrepreneur Shri Thanedar and Gretchen Whitmer, former minority leader of the Michigan Senate, discussed healthcare, tax reform, marijuana and partisan division, and clashed over corporate involvement in their respective campaigns.

Moderators Devin Scillian and Kimberly Gill launched the debate by asking candidates to provide opening statements. Thanedar, who currently holds an estimated 19 percent of the Democratic vote, emphasized his underprivileged upbringing in India, his climb to success in the

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