TV station's Senate, governor debates on hold

A western Michigan TV station has postponed U.S. Senate and gubernatorial debates proposed for next week after Republican candidates didn't agree to debate.

WOOD-TV said Tuesday that Democratic Senate candidate Gary Peters and Democratic gubernatorial challenger Mark Schauer accepted its debate invitations. The station says Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land haven't agreed yet.

News director Rebecca Sapakie says her station remains hopeful the candidates will come together so voters can see a "real, televised, live debate."

Peters' debate coordinator is requesting a meeting with Land and WOOD-TV to schedule a debate. A message seeking comment was left with the Land campaign, which hasn't said if she'll debate at all.

Snyder's campaign says it's first pursuing a debate proposed by the Detroit Economic Club.