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Michigan Democrats meet in gubernatorial debate


The two Democrats hoping to become Michigan's next governor had a prime opportunity to become better known among voters.

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and House Speaker Andy Dillon debated Monday in Grand Rapids at a Grand Valley State University facility. The debate was sponsored and televised by WOOD-TV.

The candidates promoted their ideas to try and reinvigorate Michigan's economy.

Bernero criticized Dillon's record, saying the status quo in state government has not helped Michigan residents.

Dillon defended his record and questioned Bernero's job successes as mayor of Lansing.

Republicans running for governor include Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, Attorney General Mike Cox, state Sen. Tom George, U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra and businessman Rick Snyder.

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