NBC News says that Tudor Dixon will win the Republican nomination for governor in Michigan.
GRAND RAPIDS— Tudor Dixon has won Michigan's Republican nomination for governor, NBC News forecasts. The state's general election will have enormous consequences for the next presidential contest.
The former conservative radio personality will face Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, renominated Tuesday without opposition.
Dixon attacked Whitmer in a Grand Rapids hotel speech. She blasted the governor's Covid lockdown orders while pushing her own "family-friendly" agenda.
Maeve Coyle, a spokesperson for the Whitmer campaign, claimed in an email sent after the race was called that Dixon "would take Michigan backwards
Dixon focuses her campaign on special interests and political insiders, whereas Whitmer works with anyone to get things done.
Dixon's success is a credit to the DeVos family, kingmakers in Michigan politics who backed her and funded an affiliated super PAC.
Title 1Her win puts another Trump ally close to a governorship and the ability to certify election results
Dixon's bid to unseat Whitmer will have national support. The Republican Governors Association, which has been wary of approaching other GOP candidates this year, congratulated her immediately.