Former President Donald Trump’s last-minute endorsement of conservative commentator Tudor Dixon has rocked the GOP gubernatorial primary in Michigan, with Michigan voters heading to the polls on Tuesday. Trump card plans to hold a tele-rally for Dixon According to the Detroit News Monday night.
Dixon had a slight lead in the race in recent polls, and she’s also supported by the wealthy DeVos family. (As a reminder, Trump’s former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos resigned after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.)
But Dixon’s rise in the GOP primary once seemed unlikely, NBC News’ Allan Smith and Henry Gomez of Taylor, Mich. reported their petitions. And a Super PAC funded by the DeVos family helped boost her candidacy.
The key question for Dixon is: Can she win in November?
Elsewhere in the campaign…
Arizona Senate: Republicans Blake Masters and Jim Lamon, two front-runners in Tuesday’s Senate primary, recently told NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard that they would have objected to the certification of the Electoral College’s votes in 2020 had they been in the Senate .
Pennsylvania Senate: The campaign arm of the Senate GOP privately expresses concerns about Mehmet Oz’s campaignPolitico reports (although an NRSC spokesman said after the report was released that “any suggestion that we don’t have full faith in the Oz campaign and our chances of winning PA is wrong”).
Missouri Senate: The Missouri Senate GOP primary is considering whether disgraced former governor Eric Greitens may be making a comeback, reports CNN.
North Carolina Senate: The Democratic Party engages in ‘hard-hitting effort’ to unseat a Green Party candidate from voting in the North Carolina Senate race, reports the Associated Press.
Wisconsin Senate: State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski was eliminated from the Democratic Senate primary on Friday, making way for Lt. gov. Mandela Barnes free. That allows Barnes to focus on defeating GOP Senator Ron Johnson starting with a new ad was released on Sunday, criticizing the senator for being “out of touch”.
California’s 47th District: NBC News’ Sahil Kapur reports on Republican attempt to overthrow Rep. Katie Porter in this swinging Orange County neighborhood.
3rd District of Kansas: Democratic MP Sharice Davids is Highlighting Republican opposition to abortion Kansas right-wingers as strategy to retain their vulnerable seat in November’s midterm elections, the AP reports.
Michigan’s 11th District/Michigan’s 12th District: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., went to Michigan over the weekend to rally for Rep. Andy Levin and Rashida Tlaib, two Democrats who face key challengers on Tuesday.
https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meetthepressblog/midterm-elections-roundup-wire-michigan-rcna40905 Up to the wire in Michigan