Michigan’s Governor’s Race is Heating up
With just a few months left of 2021, campaigning for November 8, 2022 has already begun and we see it in how current the current governor, Gretchen Whitmer, has calmed a bit down, obviously realizing she cannot be too extreme and gain any voters, since her approval among moderates and even some Democrats waned with her actions during the shutdown of 2020.
The Michigan 2022 Governor Race is bound to be one watched by not just Michiganders, but also through out the nation. Also the balance of power impacts world politics as well.
Who is Running Against Whitmer in 2022
Democrat: Gretchen Whitmer (incumbent)
Libertarian: Not yet declared
Mike Brown, former Michigan State Police
James Craig, Detroit Police chief (won the Straw poll recently on Mackinac Island)
Tudor Dixon, steel industry worker, turned “America’s Voice Live” host
Ryan D Kelley, a small business owner
Ralph Rambrandt, pastor from Farmington Hills
Bob Scott, evangelical minister
Garrett Saldono, Unlock Michigan spearhead and chiropractor
Evan Space, National Guard veteran (no formal committee/website found)
Who is Endorsing the 2022 Michigan Governor Race Candidates
Whitmer has Angie’s list endorsing her.
Mike Brown has received an endorsement from Ted Nugent.
Tudor Dixon has CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) endorsement.
Rembrandt has received an endorsement from SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE
Who Can Beat Whitmer in 2022 Governor Race?
The questions most are wondering is WHO can beat Whitmer – honestly, Whitmer is now trying to clean up her own mess because she lost the confidence of many moderates with her draconian style of governing in 2020 and into 2021.
Many are calling Detroit Police Chief James Craig the front runner, especially after he won the straw poll on Mackinac Island recently. However, until the people have spoken in the primaries (where Democrats CAN and WILL vote for a weaker candidate to run against Whitmer), we can’t be sure who will run against Whitmer.
When it comes to Michigan politics, this purple state has some Yellow Libertarians and independents who will have their voice in the 2022 Michigan Governor Race as well.