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Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District includes both Kent and Calhoun Counties. The three candidates on the ballot this fall met for a debate Thursday October 27th. It was held at the television studios of our public broadcasting partner WGVU

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On WestSouthwest, we discuss the state of the race with two Western Michigan University Political Science Professors. And Democrat John Fisher is running again for state House in the district that includes Portage.

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Western Michigan University Political Science Professor John Clark says he’d rather be in Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s position than Republican candidate’s Donald Trump both in Michigan and nationally. 


John Fisher says he brings a “deep heart for service” to the race for state House in the 61st district. Fisher, Pastor at Osthemo United Methodist Church, says more of that is needed in Lansing. 

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John Dunn says it has been a pleasure and honor to serve as Western Michigan University’s president. Dunn who will retire June 30th says he’s loved getting to know students, and says his advice for the next president would be to take time to interact with students, and the diverse groups on campus.