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Final Indiana gubernatorial debate featured wisecracks, awkward fist bumps

Democrat John Gregg, Republican Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb high five while participating in a debate for Indiana governor at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Slitz, Pool)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The final Indiana gubernatorial debate included some more genial moments after weeks of contentious campaigning.

Republican candidate Eric Holcomb closed Tuesday night’s debate by saying he would strive to be the state’s most accessible governor.

Democrat John Gregg said he would be a uniter and never embarrass the people of the state.

Those statements came a short time after the debate moderator mixed up the candidates, prompting Gregg to joke that they’ve spent $10 million so that people know who’s who.

Gregg cracked that he’s the tall one, while Holcomb stands several inches taller. Holcomb replied, “I’m the hair-challenged one” next to the bald Gregg. They then traded a semi high-five/fist bump.

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