Stories tagged: "ryan kelley"


Michigan Republican candidates for governor Ryan Kelley, of Allendale, from left, Garrett Soldano, of Mattawan, Tudor Dixon, of Norton Shores and Kevin Rinke, of Bloomfield Township, appear at a debate in Grand Rapids, Mich., July 6, 2022. (Michael Buck/WOOD TV8 via AP)
Republican Discord—and Baggage—Threaten Effort to Oust Whitmer

Many of the five hopefuls have personal baggage that could pose challenges in a general election, including a candidate who was charged for his role in the Capitol insurrection.

Election Guide: Where Do Michigan’s Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Education?

Whoever sits behind the governor’s desk in Michigan over the next four years will play a critical role in protecting public education.

Michigan Republican candidates for governor Ryan Kelley, of Allendale, from left, Garrett Soldano, of Mattawan, Tudor Dixon, of Norton Shores and Kevin Rinke, of Bloomfield Township, appear at a debate in Grand Rapids, Mich., July 6, 2022. (Michael Buck/WOOD TV8 via AP)
Polling Shows Disconnect Between Republican Candidates and Voters

New polling shows that the views of most voters in Michigan’s Republican primary conflict with those of the five GOP gubernatorial candidates.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a rally at the State Capitol building. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
New Polls Say Michigan Voters are Angry About Roe, and Plan to Lean on Whitmer in November

Polling data suggests that anger over abortion rights will translate into enthusiasm at the polls—and it's mostly for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Photograph of Kathleen Lucas, courtesy of Kathleen Lucas
A Michigan Mom Envisions a Less Divisive Future for Public Schools in this Q&A

As part of this Q&A series, we’re talking with Michigan parents, teachers, students and others involved with public schools.

Michigan Republican candidates for governor Ryan Kelley, of Allendale, from left, Garrett Soldano, of Mattawan, Tudor Dixon, of Norton Shores and Kevin Rinke, of Bloomfield Township, appear at a debate in Grand Rapids, Mich., July 6, 2022. (Michael Buck/WOOD TV8 via AP)
Spectacle in Michigan Governor’s Race Threatens GOP’s Bid for Governor

The Republican primary race for governor is shaping up as a battle of whose personal baggage is the least disqualifying.

Ryan Kelley, Republication candidate for Governor, attends a Freedom Rally in support of First Amendment rights and to protest against Governor Gretchen Whitmer, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on May 15, 2021. (Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images)
Kelley Says His Involvement at Deadly Jan. 6 Insurrection Was a ‘First Amendment Right’

Ryan Kelley, a Republican candidate for governor, pleaded not guilty for his actions during the insurrectionist riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.