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Far-right Republican candidates vie for lieutenant governor nomination in Michigan

Adrian Cole Former President Donald Trump has endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon’s pick, Shane Hernandez, over Ralph Rebandt, who was beaten by Dixon in the Michigan Republican primary. On Aug. 19, Tudor Dixon, the Republican nominee for governor of Michigan, announced former state Rep. Shane Hernandez as her running mate. “Shane Hernandez as lieutenant governor will help … Continued

Under Whitmer, Michigan attracts high-tech manufacturing investments

Adrian Cole Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said, ‘We will continue bringing the supply chain of electric vehicles, chips, and batteries home to Michigan and the USA.’ In the past year, as the automobile industry has had to grapple with COVID pandemic-related supply chain issues, Michigan has attracted multiple large investments in the semiconductor and … Continued

Wisconsin’s top election denier suggests ‘revolution’ is needed at Tim Michels fundraiser

Adrian Cole The Republican governor nominee has echoed Michael Gableman’s discredited claims about the 2020 election. Last week, former Wisconsin state Supreme Court Judge Michael Gableman repeated conspiracy theories and unproven allegations about the 2020 presidential election during a speech at a Republican fundraiser.  He also brought up the specter of “revolution.” Gableman’s remarks came … Continued

New poll finds Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer leads GOP opponent, especially among women

Adrian Cole Only older men and voters without a college degree preferred Republican nominee Tudor Dixon, according to the survey. An AARP poll released Thursday found Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer leading her Republican challenger among older women, who will make up a crucial voting bloc in November’s midterm elections. AARP, which represents nearly 38 million members, commissioned the bipartisan polling … Continued

With half of Michigan’s Republican governor candidates off the ballot, who is left?

Adrian Cole The remaining Republican candidates in the Michigan governor’s race all hold extreme views on abortion, guns, education, and the 2020 presidential election. Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers deadlocked late last week on whether to allow five gubernatorial candidates onto the primary ballot for August, following the discovery of widespread fraud on their nominating … Continued

Local GOP politicians push extreme abortion bans

Adrian Cole House Bill 5784 includes a prohibition against using state funds for ‘any elective abortion.’ Following the leak of a draft decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that would overturn the ruling in Roe v. Wade that affirms the right to abortion in the United States, battle lines over abortion access are being drawn … Continued