We’re 10 days into the general election, 88 days remain, and Tudor Dixon is the Republican gubernatorial nominee thanks to the special interests that lined up behind her campaign. Here’s what’s been occupying the DeVos sellout’s time since.
Special Interests Just Can’t Get Enough
We certainly wish that the DeVoses were listening when communications strategist Jen Eyer said “no amount of advertising could make Tudor Dixon’s extremist views palatable to the majority of Michigan voters,” but that doesn’t seem to be the case for them or any of the other special interests that dragged her through the primary. At least Dixon isn’t being shy about who’s keeping the lights on. Right after the primary, she rushed to thank the DeVoses for “moving me across that finish line” and was in Texas a few days later to shake the CPAC money tree.
We can only imagine the assurances made off the backs of working families after one PAC put five figures on the radio, another threw in $100,000, a different one “reserved $103,000 worth of airtime,” and Susan B. Anthony List announced they would be parachuting in six figures.
MLive Details Shadiness of Dixon’s “Most Important” Campaign Event:
As if we needed more reminders that Dixon is bought and paid for by shady special interests, Michigan Families United, a PAC that received $1 million from the DeVoses alone, earned heightened scrutiny for orchestrating a “policy forum” for the sole purpose of capturing footage for their “more than $2.5 million” spent in advertising to tout Dixon’s wrong-for-Michigan agenda, according to a new report from MLive.
Category is: Accountability
Standing in the way of Tudor Dixon’s attempt to have a clean general election moderation pivot is none other than Tudor Dixon.
Under fire for her comment that incest and rape resulting in the pregnancy of a child was a “perfect example” of why she supports banning abortion, Dixon has tried to say it was taken “out of context.” But the truth is she’s already on the record doubling down on her callous statement saying “I’m not hiding from it.”
But it’s not just her anti-choice extremism Dixon is hoping Michiganders forget about. She was clocked immediately for “deflect[ing] questions” on national conservative networks about the same rapid election conspiracy theories that kickstarted her online commentating career. Despite the obvious backtrack, outlets had a longer memory. She’s since been a main character in several profiles “GOP governor nominees [who] have questioned or denied the legitimacy of the 2020 election,” but Greg Sargent put it best:
“In Michigan, gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon has flatly declared Trump won the state…[She is] running on a promise to nullify future election losses.”
Sometimes it really is that simple. Even simpler: Dixon continues to stand by her endorsement of Republican AG candidate Matt DePerno even as he is actively staring down the barrel of felony voter fraud charges for being the “prime instigato[r]” in a “‘conspiracy’ to gain improper access to voting machines.”
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