Michigan governor debate video: Watch five key moments for Whitmer, Dixon.


GRAND RAPIDS — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican challenger Tudor Dixon took their cases to Michigan voters Thursday night in their first of two televised debates. 

Viewers in much of Michigan can be forgiven for missing it. The Grand Rapids debate hosted by WOOD-TV wasn’t televised live in the state’s largest market.

That may be a blow to Dixon, who trails in the polls and welcomed the exposure, acknowledging early in the debate that many viewers may not know much about her. It’s also a blow to voters who missed a lively 60 minutes that saw the candidates delve into key issues and clearly illustrated the differences between the two.

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