GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Michigan voters have spoken. GOP gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon will run against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the November general election.
Dixon spoke on Tuesday night, with her victory being predicted less than two hours after the polls closed.
“This is personal for me and I know its personal for you, too,” Dixon said to a crowd of supporters in Grand Rapids on Tuesday night. “This has been our lives, our livelihoods, our careers, and children. And you don’t mess with the children.”
As Michigan moved into summer, it saw its field of GOP candidates shrink from 10 to five. Several candidates, including James Craig and Perry Johnson, were bounced from the ballot for invalid and insufficient signatures. James ran as a write-in candidate.
Dixon’s campaign appeared to pick up steam with several high-profile endorsements, including Michigan Right to Life PAC, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and the DeVos family. What put her over the top was the endorsement of former President Donald Trump on Friday night.
His endorsement came on the heels of a Michigan News Source and Trafalgar Group poll on Friday morning which showed Dixon with a strong lead over her opponents Ryan Kelley, Ralph Rebandt, Kevin Rinke, and Garrett Soldano.
“We can hold Whitmer accountable for the pain she’s inflicted on us for the past four years,” Dixon said.
Dixon and Whitmer will square off in the general election on November 8.