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RESULTS: Whitmer wins governor's race

Incumbent Democrat Gretchen Whitmer defeats Republican Tudor Dixon for re-election.

TOLEDO, Ohio — In the Michigan governor's race, incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defeated Republican Tudor Dixon for re-election.

Whitmer, 51, was elected governor in 2018, defeating the then-attorney general Bill Schuette.

Originally from Lansing, Whitmer Whitmer graduate with a bachelor's degree in communications from Michigan State University before earning a law degree from Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University.

She served in Michigan's state House and state Senate before being appointed the Ingham County Prosecutor in 2016. She also served as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee.

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Dixon, 45, is a former commentator on the conservative Real America's Voice streaming channel. 

Originally from the Chicago suburb Naperville, Ill., Dixon graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She worked in her family's steel foundry before going into media.

Dixon declared her candidacy for governor in 2021, joining a crowded primary field in the race. She won the Republican nomination in a field of five candidates after four other hopefuls were disqualified because of invalid signatures on their nominating petitions.

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