US primaries 2022: Tudor Dixon wins Republican nomination for Michigan governor
- Tudor Dixon will win Republican nomination for the Michigan gubernatorial race, CNN projects
- Tudor Dixon will go up against sitting Governor Gretchen Whitmer
- Republicans control both chambers of the state legislature
Tudor Dixon, 45, will win the Republican nomination for the Michigan governor's race, CNN projects. Dixon is a nominee supported by former President Donald Trump. She will be up against Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who is seeking a second term.
In Michigan, Republicans control both chambers of the state legislature. Whitmer is the single bulwark against a Republican domination in the state. Michigan voted in large numbers for Donald Trump in the 2016 elections but Trump lost the state in 2020.
If she wins the gubernatorial race, Tudor Dixon has pledged to end mask mandates and phase out personal income tax in the state. Her platform also includes replacing diversity, equity and inclusion consultants in public schools.
Her website indicates a staunchly "pro-life" position.
When The Daily Beast asked Tudor Dixon her response to a proposed ballot referendum that would guarantee accessible abortion in Michigan, she said: "If you're a predator there's nothing you like more than abortion. And if you can get a girl an abortion without her parents knowing, you can keep hurting her."
Prior to throwing her hat into the gubernatorial race, Tudor Dixon worked with America's Voice News, a conservative, online news outlet. She also founded a "pro-America, pro-Constitution" morning news programme for grade school students called Lumen News.
Dixon has also worked in a number of small films, according to her IMDB page. She played a character who was eaten by zombies in a film titled Buddy BeBop vs. The Living Dead in 2009. She also played a character in a television show titled Transitions: The Series.
Ahead of the primaries, Republican Party strategist Andy Surabian said Dixon has been the "grassroots candidate through the entire race," according to an NBC News report. "She wasn't viewed as a top-tier candidate for most of the race and the establishment mocked her campaign, but her raw natural talent won out and she's now the frontrunner".