Tudor Dixon, with support from President Trump, won the GOP primary for Michigan Governor. She will run against “witchy Whitmer” in November. Note that all of the GOP candidates had real jobs in the real world prior to this race. Dixon is a businesswoman from Muskegon.
In my district! – incumbent Andy Levin LOST to a pro-Israel Democrat candidate. I say good, even though I don’t vote Democrat, and I don’t much like candidate Stevens either. According to Roll Call:
Levin played up his progressive leanings during the campaign and was supported in kind by the likes of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who held a rally in Michigan for Levin and fellow Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Friday. The Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC spent $79,000 supporting him.
I am sorry to report that the witch Rashida Tlaib won her primary, and will probably be reelected in November.
More good news: Peter Meijer was defeated by John Gibbs, who faces a tough race in November. As one of the Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump, I am glad to see him go. Of the others who voted to impeach and have already faced a primary, according to Forbes:
Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) was walloped in the GOP primary for South Carolina‘s 7th Congressional District, losing to Trump-backed challenger Russell Fry by more than 26 percentage points.
Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.) survived his race in California‘s jungle primary, but finished a distant second to Democrat Rudy Salas and appears all but certain to lose to Salas in the general election.
Two others – Washington Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse – were also facing challengers, but we don’t know yet whether they’ll be advancing to the general election. (Under Washington’s primary system, the top two finishers regardless of party advance to November.)
Three Donald Trump-endorsed Republicans win the GOP nominations for US Senate, secretary of state and attorney general in Arizona.
Blake Masters, the onetime venture capitalist, has secured the Republican nomination for US Senate.
State Rep. Mark Finchem has won the Republican nomination for Arizona secretary of state, propelled by a platform of election reform.
Abraham Hamadeh has won the Republican nomination for Arizona attorney general. Hamadeh, a former prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, became a front-runner in polling after receiving an endorsement from former President Donald Trump in June.
In Arizona’s governor’s race, Trump-backed candidate Kari lake is in the lead, but it is still “too close to call”. Mike Pence and current governor Ducey backed her opponent Robson. Ducey is term-limited.