Just When You Thought the Michigan GOP Primary Couldn’t Get Worse…
The Michigan GOP primary for governor is a dumpster fire that keeps getting worse as insider-picked candidate James Craig’s campaign falls apart at the seams and the entire field continues to lie and push harmful agendas.
Craig suffered several massive blows this week as allies continue to jump off the sinking ship of his campaign. Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey snubbed Craig yesterday by endorsing Tudor Dixon, despite attending Craig’s campaign launch. And staffers continue to flee Craig’s campaign team — he lost his second campaign manager in four months this week.
Meanwhile, so-called “quality guru” Perry Johnson didn’t quality check his own campaign ad, which was labeled misleading by the Detroit Metro Times and used Russian stock footage.
And in a sign that the entire field is out-of-touch, Craig, Dixon, Kevin Rinke, and Garrett Soldano are all pushing a harmful tax bill that would slash funding for law enforcement.
Meanwhile, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is focused on fixing the roads, lowering costs, and creating jobs. She recently landed 1,200 new electric vehicle battery manufacturing jobs with LG Energy Solutions, worked across party lines to secure a deal to keep fixing the damn roads, and announced bonuses for childcare workers.
DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton said: “While Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is focused on delivering real solutions for working families, the GOP candidates for Michigan governor are busy lying and pushing harmful policies. Insiders tried to rig the primary for James Craig — but it’s completely backfired and this nasty, messy field of Republican candidates has never been more wide open.”