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Democrats discuss corporate money, roads in final debate

Gretchen Whitmer, Abdul El-Sayed, and Shri Thanedar
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Democratic candidates Gretchen Whitmer, Abdul El-Sayed, and Shri Thanedar held their second and final televised debate Wednesday.

Democrats running for Michigan governor held their second and final televised debate Wednesday just weeks before the August 7 primary.

Abdul El-Sayed and Gretchen Whitmer focused on the influence of corporate money in politics and had sharp exchanges.

El-Sayed accused Whitmer of using "Republican gimmicks" because an allied outside group airing pro-Whitmer ads can use "unlimited corporate money" and has not disclosed its donors. Whitmer countered that El-Sayed - who rejects corporate political action donations - has received $170,000 in donations from corporate executives, and "you can't be half-pregnant on this one."

The candidates – including businessman Shri Thanedar – also answered questions about business taxes, roads, tariffs, and abortion rights.

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