Photo: Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY NETWORK
ROCHESTER, Michigan, October 25, 2022 ~ The November election that will decide who will lead Michigan for the next four years is just less than two weeks away. Will Gretchen Whitmer be returned to office, or will voters go with political newcomer Tudor Dixon? The two debated their qualifications Tuesday evening at Oakland University.
Both looked comfortable and well informed on the issues, but both were also quick to harp at each other on their various positions. In opening statements, Whitmer talked about increasing investments in kids, expanding jobs, and strongly supporting the need for Proposition 3 on abortions. Dixon said Whitmer was pushing a radical progressive agenda, has been responsible for the loss of 80-thousand jobs, had done nothing to make the roads safe, and repeated her opposition to Proposition 3.
October 25, 2022 ~ Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Tudor Dixon debate the issues in their second and final debate, which occurred live from the campus of Oakland University in Rochester.
October 26, 2022 ~ Governor Gretchen Whitmer talks to Paul W. about last night’s debate, and says it’s important to participate in debates because it highlights the sharp differences between the two candidates on key issues.
October 26, 2022 ~ GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Tudor Dixon tells Paul W. that her performance at last night’s debate was strong, and that she would have liked to have spent more time talking about crime problems in Michigan.
(CONTINUED) Other issues the two disagreed strongly on were guns and books in schools. Dixon is opposed to gun control and wants sexually explicit books removed from the schools. Whitmer responded by saying, “are books more dangerous than guns?”
Political experts say last night’s debate could have significant impact on the race because of its proximity to Election Day. It also gave Dixon a chance to introduce herself to southeast part of the state. She is a political commentator from Norton Shores, which is located along the shores of Lake Michigan in Muskegon County.
With Whitmer’s and Dixon’s two debates now history, they are planning numerous appearances in an effort to garner last minute votes. Former President Barak Obama can be seen in TV ads supporting Whitmer and is expected to visit the state on Saturday to campaign for her in person.
October 25, 2022 ~ Governor Gretchen Whitmer and GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Tudor Dixon participate in their second and final debate, which occurred live on the Campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Photo: Detroit Free Press / USA TODAY NETWORK
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