Mayor Bernero says WLNS TV 6 canceled debate

mayor230Local Lansing television station, WLNS TV 6, canceled the scheduled debate between Mayor Virg Bernero and his challenger Council-member Carol Wood, according to Bernero’s spokesperson Randy Hannan.

Hannan shared that the two campaigns could not come to terms on the details for the debate and as a result the television station canceled it.

In a video clip on Lansing Online News, Wood describes her take on the debate cancellation.

The next television meeting of the two candidates is scheduled for next Tuesday, Oct. 27 at WILX TV 10 which Hannan described as a more informal roundtable discussion.

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