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Trump Goes Big On Michigan, Backs Tudor Dixon And Several Legislative Candidates

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There’s no doubt that Trump-endorsed Tudor Dixon is the Republican Gubernatorial nomination for the state of Michigan after leading most polls and securing a last-minute MAGA endorsement from former President Donald Trump, but the Norton Shores Republican still faces stiff competition in the race to take on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer who is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.

In a statement announcing his endorsement on Friday, Donald Trump described Tudor as a “Conservative Warrior” who will “stand up to the Radical Left as they try to indoctrinate our children and is ready to take on one of the worst Governors in the nation.”

But not all MAGA supporters welcomed the endorsement. Most reacted negatively to Trump’s backing of Tudor, believing that she is an establishment candidate while pointing to the huge support and funding she has received from Trump’s former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who resigned from her role one day after the January 6 attack.

Dixon’s Republican opponent, businessman and entrepreneur Kevin Rinke of Bloomfield Hills, was quick to capitalize on the disappointment by MAGA supporters by spending millions of dollars on attack ads that criticized Dixon as an “establishment” candidate due to the fact that she’s also backed by the DeVos family of west Michigan.

Tudor Dixon isn’t the only Trump-back candidate to watch Tuesday as the former President has also endorsed several legislative candidates in a MAGA mission to reshape the Michigan Legislature, where many GOP leaders proved themselves disloyal to the American First movement by refusing to support Trump’s fight to challenge the 2020 election.

All in, Trump has endorsed eight candidates for the Michigan House and two for the state Senate, including primary challenges to three GOP incumbents: Sen. Lana Theis of Brighton, Sen. Kim LaSata of Niles and Rep. Greg VanWoerkom of Norton Shores, according to Bridge Michigan.

Bridge Michigan also reported that as of July 25, more than 589,000 Michigan voters had returned absentee ballots, according to Secretary of State data. That’s up from the same point in 373,351 in 2018, which was the last year voters could only request absentee ballots with a valid excuse.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, is already warning that absentee ballots could slow results.

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