In November, Michiganders will choose between two women to run the state – incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and conservative political commentator Tudor Dixon.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 3, 2022
According to Decision Desk HQ reports, Dixon took over 40% of the vote, with an estimated 62% of the total ballots counted. Dixon’s nearest contender Kevin Rinke had garnered just over 21%.
Dixon was endorsed by influential Republicans in the state and by former President Donald Trump just days before the Tuesday election.
The commentator came out on top of a chaotic race that saw five candidates booted out of the running for fraudulent signatures on ballot petitions. Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig was one of those candidates. Craig was the most well-known of the original packed Republican field. After the ballot debacle pitted five virtually unknown candidates against each other, Dixon cruised to the primary win.
When Dixon was asked about the potential match-up with Whitmer, the political commentator called out the governor’s damaging policies and said, “You look at what her record is, and we really strongly believe if we just hold her to her record, that’s enough to remind the people of Michigan that we can have a much better state.”
— Tudor Dixon (@TudorDixon) August 3, 2022
However, Whitmer responded to the potential match-up as “culture wars.”
“You’ve got culture warriors and you’ve got someone who’s a problem solver. That’s how I’ve always operated and that’s how I’ll continue to,” Whitmer said.