GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – Two candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump have won Michigan Republicans’ backing for attorney general and secretary of state at a convention.

Attorney general candidate Matthew DePerno, a lawyer, and secretary of state candidate Kristina Karamo, a community college instructor, emerged victorious.

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In addition, the party secured its candidates for Michigan’s three main colleges represented on the ballot. Lena Epstein and Sevag Vartanian won the party’s endorsements for the University of Michigan Board of Regents. Travis Menge and Mike Balow won the endorsement for two seats on the Michigan State University Board of Trustees, while Craig Wilsher and Christa Murphy are the two Republican nominees for the Wayne State Board of Governors.

Linda Lee Tarver and Tamara D. Carlone received the GOP’s two endorsements for the state Board of Education.

Another convention will be held in August where precinct delegates will officially nominate the candidates to represent the party in November’s general election.

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During an Aug. 2 primary election, Republican voters will vote for gubernatorial, congressional and legislative nominees.