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Rotary Club Candidates Forum

Republican Candidate Sue Allor along with Democratic Candidate Robert Kennedy were asked various questions on topics ranging from Michigan roads to preferences within the education system.

Members of the audience were also able to submit questions for the candidates.

One of the questions centered on the negative advertising taking place by both parties.

Allor responded by saying that she has no control over how her party advocates for her campaign, and has the utmost respect for Kennedy.

“I’m not in support of negative mailers. Um, I wish they weren’t out there. But unfortunately the groups that send them out, and I don’t even know how many groups send them out, because most of them are not coming to my mailbox.”

Robert Kennedy, echoed similar sentiments, placing the blame for negative ads on to “dark money” in politics – he added that transparency is an important part of running for state office.

“We need to be transparent, we need to restore ethics towards our state government, we need to restore confidence to our state government. You heard me on the issues i think you know where i land on the issues.”

Both candidates will continue to campaign around Northern Michigan until the general election on November 8th.