Whitmer Makes History – By Skipping Mackinac Bridge Walk

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer introduces Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center October 16, 2020 in Southfield,m Michigan.

At a glance

  • For the past 57 years, every Michigan governor has led the annual Mackinac Bridge walk on Labor Day.
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ended that tradition by failing to show up this year.
  • Her GOP opponent, Tudor Dixon, made the walk with her family, then tweeted, “It’s a shame Gretchen bailed on her last one as Governor!”




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