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First Gubernatorial Debate Airs Statewide

October 14, 2022

This past Thursday, October 13, Nexstar's WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) hosted the first of two televised debates between the two candidates seeking the role of Governor for the State of Michigan in the November 8 general election.  Incumbent Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Tudor Dixon faced off in an hour-long broadcast moderated by WOOD-TV Political Reporter Rick Albin.

Albin asked candidates about the most important issues in the state, also including questions for viewers.  This was the first televised debate between the the two.

In addition to airing live on WOOD-TV, the debate was also seen on sister Nexstar stations WLNS-TV (Lansing) and WJMN-TV (Marquette).  WWTV (Cadillac) and WJRT-TV (Flint) also aired the event.

The second date is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25 at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by Scripps Media stations WXYZ-TV (Detroit), WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) and WSYM-TV (Lansing).  Other stations around the state are expected to participate in the broadcast.



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