Michigan will hold its primary elections on August 2, deciding the fate of multiple Congressional and state offices. The election drama, however, will be restricted to the top offices on the ballot.
Four other states– Arizona, Missouri, Kansas and Washington — will also hold their primary election on the same day, making it one of the most crucial days before the general elections in November.
Here are the top offices on the ballot in Michigan:
Multiple Republican candidates have kept a common goal, to unseat Gretchen Whitmer, incumbent and Democrat. The crowded GOP race includes Tudor Dixon, Ryan Kelley, Ralph Rebandt, Kevin Rinke and others.
Five candidates also got kicked off the Michigan primary ballot earlier this month for failing to file enough valid nominating signatures.
While both US Senate seats are sealed off for this primary season, all offices of the US House of Representatives are up for grabs. Michigan lost one Congressional seat after redistribution and will have 13 Representatives after the November elections.
Michigan, largely a swing state, has the power to shift party dominance in the US House of Representatives this year. Out of the 14 House seats in Michigan, half are controlled by Republicans and the other half by Democrats.
Attorney General and Secretary of State
While the office will be on the ballot, voters do not get much choice here. The democratic party has picked Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State and Dana Nessel for Attorney General’s office — both unchallenged incumbents.
Michigan Republicans picked their candidates at an intra-party conference earlier this year. Voters will be able to choose their candidate in the midterm general elections, which have been scheduled for November this year.