U.S. Senate candidates Terri Lynn Land and Gary Peters speak at Mackinac Policy Conference

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.

VIDEO: Watch Terri Lynn Land speech and Q & A

VIDEO: Watch Gary Peters speech and Q & A

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.

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