MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) - As U.S. Senator Carl Levin prepares to retire, two candidates hoping to take his place spoke to many of the state's movers and shakers today on Mackinac Island.
Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, a Republican from the Grand Rapids area, and U.S. Congressman Gary Peters, a Democrat from metro Detroit, addressed an audience during a reception at the Detroit Regional Chamber's 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference .
Each spoke and took questions from the conference audience, but they did so separately. The pair did not actually debate.
The two candidates have been in a see-saw race. In February, our poll of 600 likely Michigan voters had Land in front by 3 points. But our latest numbers - released Tuesday - show Peters ahead 44 percent to 38 percent. Eighteen percent are undecided about which candidate should replace retiring Senator Levin.