First Michigan Debate Shows Tudor Dixon’s Chops, Gov. Whitmer Off-Kilter

  •  If you didn’t know who Tudor Dixon was before Thursday night, you know her now.
  • The GOP gubernatorial candidate took the debate stage at WOOD-TV8 in Grand Rapids on Thursday night with impressive gusto. She appeared smart, calm, and well-versed in the issues in the first of two debates this election season.
  • For Democratic incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, things appeared to reflect a different story. The governor, who is used to controlling press conferences virtually and surrounding herself with people who prop up her own political beliefs, appeared flustered at times throughout the night. Gov. Whitmer’s voice appeared  uncharacteristically shaky throughout the one hour debate, and it seemed early on that her handlers did not prepare her for the tough fight Dixon came prepared to win.


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