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Whitmer, Dixon to face off in first debate Oct. 13 in Grand Rapids

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Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to debate her Republican challenger, Tudor Dixon, at 7 p.m. Thursday in Grand Rapids.

By James Herold

On Thursday, Oct. 13, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Tudor Dixon will meet for a debate hosted by WOOD TV 8.

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe Wade decision on June 24, abortion rights will be a key issue discussed by the candidates, Democratic Incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her Republican challenger, Tudor Dixon. 

The debate will begin at 7 p.m. and run for one hour. WOOD TV8 Political reporter Rick Albin will moderate, asking the candidates about the most important issues in Michigan.

According to Channel 8, “It will be the first televised debate between the two candidates. It will air on WOOD TV8, stream on woodtv.com and be shared with media partners around Michigan.”

The general gubernatorial election is Nov. 8. 

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