WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Tudor Dixon Holds Gretchen Whitmer Accountable For Her Record Of Dishonesty During Second Debate

October 26, 2022

Detroit, Michigan—Republican Gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon last night laid out her vision for the state of Michigan with the promise of restoring common sense and delivering meaningful results for the people of Michigan.

Tudor gave a voice to all the Michiganders who want accountability and answers from Gretchen Whitmer on her record of failure. Whether it was locking children out of school, crushing our small business community, or keeping us from our loved ones during heartbreaking moments, Whitmer's leadership can be defined as hypocritical, dishonest, and careless.

The choice couldn't be clearer on who will deliver a brighter and bolder future for Michigan.

Notable Quotes:
"It’s clear that Tudor Dixon is 2 for 2 in debates against Gretchen Whitmer. Tudor’s vision for Michigan supports parents, law enforcement, and small businesses and is in stark contrast to Gretchen Whitmer’s failed policies. I am glad to see Tudor Dixon again hold Gretchen Whitmer accountable while laying out a better future for all of Michigan to see."
-Congressman Bill Huizenga

"Michigan’s public education system, and bureaucrats in Lansing, are failing our students and ignoring parent's rights. Years of increased funding have not improved our student achievement. Michigan students, families, and taxpayers deserve better. Tudor Dixon will put students and parents first. Tudor Dixon is the governor we need to completely overhaul and improve public education in Michigan."-State Representative Pamela Hornberger

“Thousands of closed small businesses, thousands of nursing home deaths, and thousands of school kids falling behind. That’s Gretchen Whitmer’s legacy. Tudor Dixon showed us tonight that there’s a better way. Michigan can be a place where our rights as citizens are respected, our families are strengthened, and our people are prosperous. But we can only get there with strong leadership, and that’s why I support Tudor.”-State Representative Andrew Fink

"Tudor Dixon made this debate into the critique of Whitmer's record that the media has failed to do. It's clear that we are not better off than four years ago." -Wayne County Commissioner Terry Marecki

Notable Media Clips:Finley & Buss: What Michigan gubernatorial debate showed usThe Detroit NewsThe governor's job was to knock Dixon down, and she didn't. Instead, the Republican never buckled. She was never caught by surprise, answered nearly every question with confidence, and, more importantly, demonstrated that her showing in the first debate was not a fluke.

RECAP: Gov. Whitmer and Tudor Dixon debate for final time before November electionWZZM 13The candidates were asked 14 questions throughout the debate where Dixon criticized the governor for either not doing enough or doing the wrong things entirely.

Devin Scillian: Biggest takeaways from final Whitmer, Dixon debateClick On DetroitAs in the first go-round, Dixon had some very good moments. I was a little stunned that as Dixon went after Whitmer for not supporting Line 5 in the Mackinac Straits, Whitmer tried to make a virtue of the fact that she had thus far not been able to shut down the project. I’m not sure you can have it both ways and Dixon was pretty sure she couldn’t either. She also got the last word on the no fault insurance debate. After Whitmer chastised Dixon for not understanding that the Governor does not control the catastrophic claims fund, Dixon pointed to Whitmer’s commercials which claim that she gave Michiganders $400 insurance refunds.

Michigan gubernatorial debate: Gretchen Whitmer and Tudor Dixon spar over abortion, COVID school closuresFox News"Perhaps she wasn't paying attention to what was actually happening. We even had schools that were closed this year," said Dixon. "Maybe she thinks she can convince you that schools were only closed for three months, but you know better because your students are the ones that are desperately behind."

Governor Whitmer, Tudor Dixon Face Off for Final Time Before Election Day9&10 NewsOne of the biggest targets for Dixon was school performance. Clearly the pandemic had a negative impact and whoever is governor has to dig out of that hole. Dixon hammered Gov. Whitmer saying it was her policies that made it worse. “You know better because your students are the ones who are desperately behind and the test scores show that she is being dishonest about this,” said Dixon, speaking to parents, “She’s being dishonest about even trying to get into the schools, to get these schools back on track.”

In Michigan Governor’s Debate, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Accuses Tudor Dixon Of “Stoking Violence”CBS NewsAddressing the persistent inflation and high prices on voters' minds, Dixon said Whitmer "has not done anything to help." She criticized the governor for vetoing a GOP measure earlier this year to freeze the state's 27-cents-per-gallon gas tax and warned that a recession is "at our doorstep."

Tudor Dixon Blasts Gov. Whitmer for Michigan School Shutdowns: ‘I Want to Make Sure They Get Back on Track’ Breitbart Michigan’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon blasted Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) Tuesday for policies that caused Michigan’s students to lag behind academically during the coronavirus pandemic.

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