As we look toward the 2022 midterms and the 2024 election beyond that, there are plenty of questions about just who will be involved in the latter contest, and how much influence they could have on the nearer.
Donald Trump is very much a part of this conversation, as his sway over the MAGA Movement has the GOP wondering whether or not they can win without him or not.
The results of a recent gubernatorial primary seems to suggest that the Republican Party won’t be able to shake him all that easily.
Republican Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon has come out on top in a crowded primary field and will face incumbent Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the November general election.
The Associated Press called the race for Dixon with approximately 19% of the vote counted, showing her in the lead with 41% of the vote.Trending:
Dixon received a last-minute endorsement from former President Donald Trump on Friday, which appeared to help solidly her front-runner status in a field that included businessman Kevin Rinke, church pastor Ralph Rebandt, businessman and chiropractor Garrett Soldano, and real estate broker Ryan Kelley.
While Whitmer may be the incumbent, she’s certainly no shoe-in.
Whitmer is seeking a second term as governor following a tumultuous few years filled with criticism over her handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which included a slow economic recovery for the state, a large loss of small businesses, and suffering school performance.
Trump has enjoyed a great many endorsement victories in recent weeks, as his influence over the party at large remains fully intact.
The GOP would distance themselves from Trump at their own risk.