Civil War Racks Michigan GOP After Disastrous Election Results

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon appears at a primary election party in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

At a glance

  • Michigan Democrats won narrow majorities in the state House and Senate, and retained the governor’s office, igniting a civil war among Republicans in the state.
  • Michigan Republican Party chief of staff Paul Cordes largely placed the blame on his party’s gubernatorial candidate, Tudor Dixon, who he claimed spent too much time talking about “Republican red meat issues” rather than “inflation, gas prices and bread and butter issues that could have swayed independent voter.”
  • Dixon said her campaign suffered from a lack of support from the state party. “It’s easy to come out and point fingers now, but the truth is they fought against me every step of the way and put the entire ticket at risk,” Dixon said. “We need fresh leadership at the @MIGOP or Republicans will never have a voice in Michigan again.”

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