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Issues & Ale: Michigan’s Primary Election Preview

Issues & Ale: Michigan’s Primary Election Preview
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 6:30 PM
Celebration Cinema Studio Park
Downtown Grand Rapids

Voters across Michigan go to the polls on August 2 for Michigan’s primary election. Five Republicans are running to be the GOP candidate against Governor Gretchen Whitmer in November. There are also contentious primaries for Congress and the State House and Senate.

On July 27, Michigan Radio’s Zoe Clark hosted an Issues & Ale live event at the beautiful outdoor piazza at Celebration Cinemas Studio Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

Zoe Clark's panel included:

  • Rick Pluta, Senior Capitol Correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network
  • John Sellek, CEO of Harbor Strategic Public Affairs, Former Director of Communications for Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette and Michigan Director for the Romney Presidential Campaign
  • Adrian Hemond, CEO, Grassroots Midwest, Former Lobbyist at GCSI and House Democratic Leader Chief of Staff

During this fun and fast-paced discussion, they discussed the upcoming primary election, the five Republican candidates competing to win their party's nomination to run against current Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and and some of the other key races.
You can listen to audio from the event here:

Issues & Ale: Michigan's Primary Election Preview

Issues and Ale is an event series from Michigan Radio designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan in an informal atmosphere. Your questions are always welcome.