President Trump Endorses Tudor Dixon in Michigan Republican Race July 31 2022
Tudor Dixon, a conservative leading in Michigan polls, received a late endorsement from President Trump on Friday for Michigan’s Republican gubernatorial race.
"When I met Tudor Dixon, she was not well known, but I could tell she had something very special — it was a quality that few others have. She delivered a powerful speech on how she would lead Michigan, fight for Election Integrity, turn around the Economy, and protect the future of Michigan for every child."
Given that Trump endorsed Dixon in an April rally, it's no wonder some Michigan Republicans tried to block the support. Thursday, nine GOP candidates pleaded with the President to not lend his help to the “establishment” or the DeVos family, which is supporting Dixon.
Tuesday's winner ill face Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) in November. Trump criticized Whitmer on more than one occasion for her handling of the Covid pandemic.
"It’s time for a BIG change, and a BIG comeback!" President Trump said in his statement Friday. In her statement, Dixon said that the President's endorsement is a "great honor" and that "Our vision for a family-friendly Michigan clearly resonates with voters. It is the reason our broad coalition is growing."
In a statement about the questionable election results, Dixon said “Obviously there were things that were done in a way that was so sneaky with this money coming in, the absentee ballots. You have Democrat boots on the ground to get out the vote — and how were they getting out the vote? That’s something that we would have liked to look back on.”
Before Dixon's gubernatorial race, she wasn't well known. However, the DeVos family has helped lend support with about $1 million in contributions.
Recent polls show Dixon leads the five-candidate field that includes Rinke, Garrett Soldano, a chiropractor, and Ryan Kelley, a real estates broker. He pleaded not guilty to charges from his actions on Jan. 6 at the Capital. Ralph Rebandt, a pastor, is also in the running.