A busy day is ahead for candidates seeking to become Michigan's next governor.
Most Republicans running for governor are to meet Thursday night in Grand Rapids for a debate on WOOD-TV.
Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, Attorney General Mike Cox, state Sen. Tom George and U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra are scheduled for the Republican debate.
Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder is skipping the debate and hosting a town hall in Macomb County instead.
Democrats in the race are Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and House Speaker Andy Dillon. They debated Monday.
Many of the candidates also are expected Thursday at a Small Business Association of Michigan event in East Lansing.
The primary election is Aug. 3.