Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tudor Dixon on Friday compared Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's policies to the 2020 plot to kidnap the governor—remarks that Democrats have since sharply criticized as making light of a serious and dangerous crime.
Michigan Congressional candidate John Gibbs has criticized women for working outside the home, for making the workplace "strained" for men, and for spawning "a barrage of sexual harassment cases of frivolous proportions."
The broader Republican pushback against the initiative process is part of a several-year trend that gained steam as Democratic-aligned groups have increasingly used petitions to force public votes on issues that Republican-led legislatures have opposed—both in Michigan and beyond.
Florida Sen. Rick Scott, who is in charge of winning back control of the US Senate for the Republican Party, introduced a plan that would raise taxes and could end Social Security and Medicare for more than 2.1 million Michiganders and eliminate Medicaid coverage for 2.8 million state residents.
Conservatives worried about the future of Michigan’s Republican Party had their fears realized this weekend, as the state GOP held a divisive 2022 endorsement convention at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.