WIXOM, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero has accused Republican Rick Snyder of being an investor in a high-tech company that opened a new office in China this summer.
During a debate Sunday, Bernero questioned whether Snyder is really creating jobs in Michigan or just overseas.
Snyder, an Ann Arbor businessman, said Bernero was just flinging mud.
It was the only debate between the two candidates. They are seeking to succeed Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who can't run again because of term limits.
A new poll shows Snyder with a 20-point lead just three weeks before the Nov. 2 election. Bernero, the mayor of Lansing, tried to use Sunday's debate to narrow the gap.