Two front runners will be removed from the vote and one will move to a writing campaign. The next well-known candidate is in court on suspicion of an attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. And there was no shortage of proceedings.
Welcome to the Republican primary of the Governor of Michigan.
“It’s a circus.” It’s the only way to explain it, “said Richard Chuva, an independent pollster based in Lansing, Michigan.
Former President Donald J. Trump is keenly interested in Michigan, a fierce battle state that won in 2016 but was slightly defeated in 2020. Regaining the Governor’s Office from Democrat Gretchen Whitmer will be a big prize for Republicans. It was rejected by Mr Whitmer to pass the election bill.
Whitmer is already a challenging goal for Republicans, even in the year when the party is expected to make strong profits. The first governor has not been banished in the state for decades, Supreme Court ruling on abortion expected It may invigorate her supporters and increase democracy turnout.
Mr. Trump has expressed his support for 18 in the Michigan primary. Still, he has not officially participated in the governor’s contest.
recently Detroit Free Press / EPIC-MRA Poll45% of Republican voters said it was undecided who they would support.
Gustavo Portera, a Michigan Republican spokesman, said: “I think the race is wide open.”
January 6 arrest
Ryan Kelly, one of the Republican candidates, said four related to the January 6 attack on the same day that the House Commission investigating the attack held a series of groundbreaking hearings. He was charged with a misdemeanor.
He became the first person to run for election in a major state or federal race charged in connection with the attack. The FBI filing of the case shows that Mr. Kelly filmed the assault of the crowd and used his hands to assist another mob and “shows that he is constantly moving towards the crowd.” Said.
Kelly, a real estate broker who got a lot of attention in 2020 for organizing an armed protest against a pandemic blockade at the Michigan State Capitol, said his supporters have been “more active than ever since his arrest. , Became involved. “.. ” Immediately after he was released from detention, he told his supporters that the arrest “winned me the Primary” and “quite convinced.”
Kelly was leading the five candidates remaining on the ballot. Detroit Free Press / EPIC-MRA PollAlthough not substantive.
His next preliminary hearing is July. He tried to question the benefits of the arrest, saying in an interview that “timing is not a coincidence.”
The most famous candidate has been kicked off the vote
Former Detroit Police Department chief James Craig and wealthy businessman Perry Johnson were considered top candidates when they were one of the five primary candidates. Removed from ballot on August 2nd Because their nomination petition has a forged signature.
Craig is currently running as a write candidate, and Johnson is considering it.
“What I’m trying to do next and a half is to ensure that voters understand how important it is to spell names correctly,” Craig said in an interview.
Craig has filed a proceeding in state court against two subcontractors who helped collect signatures by Vanguard Field Strategies, the company he and the company his campaign used to control his solicitation activities. Said that.
Craig and Johnson said they would accept the results of the Primary on August 2. “At this point, I don’t want to question the legitimacy of the election,” Craig said.
And Johnson said, “It’s an election. Of course, I accept the results.”
The rest of the Republican Party
Tudor Dixon, a businessman who calls himself a “Michigan mom with a mission,” got a lot of attention early last month. The Detroit News reported About her acting appearances, including productions featuring other actors in the sex scene and the 2009 horror movie “Eat by Two Zombies” for her character.
Dixon’s aide, who ran on a conservative family-centric platform, said her work had false characteristics. Her attention to the film shows “how scary Gretchen Whitmer is, and how scary the Democrats are to Tudor Dixon.”
Dixon Approval A member of the DeVos family, a longtime power broker in Michigan, he hasn’t made much progress with voters.
Chiropractor Garrett Soldiano and car dealer Kevin Linke, who are raising their own funds for the campaign, are both Polling ahead of Dixon, Was 5 percent. She was chased by Oakland County minister Ralph Levant at a rate of 1 percent.
Early voting will begin on June 23, according to Michigan Secretary of State spokeswoman Tracy Wimmer.