Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero to visit Marquette, Escanaba Sept. 30, Oct. 1

LANSING -- Virg Bernero, Democratic gubernatorial candidate and mayor of Lansing, will stop in Marquette and Escanaba Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 as part of his "Fighting for Main Street" campaign trip through Michigan, which he kicked off recently in Muskegon and Traverse City.

A Rally for Virg Bernero will be held from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Marquette Dems Headquarters, 125 W. Washington St., Marquette. RSVP to (906) 226-3366.

A Meet and Greet with Virg Bernero will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, at the Besse Theatre Art Gallery, 2001 N. Lincoln Road, Escanaba.

To learn about Virg Bernero, visit his Web site.

See also Keweenaw Now's June 11, 2010 article, "Virg Bernero, Michigan gubernatorial candidate, defends working man during Houghton visit."

Bernero accepts debate proposal

On Monday, Sept. 27, Gubernatorial candidate and Lansing mayor Virg Bernero accepted an offer to participate in a debate from a large organization of Flint pastors, who had sent an official invitation to both Bernero and his opponent Rick Snyder.

The Concerned Pastors for Social Action invited the candidates to debate in Flint in the next several weeks. The Bernero campaign immediately accepted.

"Debates provide the public the opportunity to really get to know the candidates," said Bernero. "I welcome the opportunity to compare my economic plan and my record of creating jobs here against Mr. Snyder’s record of creating jobs in China. I am glad to accept the pastors’ offer for a debate."

The pastors said in their invitation that the debate would follow a town hall meeting format with moderators and focus on issues directly affecting Flint residents. The Concerned Pastors of Social Action reportedly represent dozens of congregations throughout the Flint area.

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