Conservative online host announces run for Michigan governor

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Posted at 10:22 AM, May 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 10:22:01-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The co-host of a conservative online news show has announced her run for Michigan governor, becoming the latest candidate to enter the 2022 Republican primary in a bid to challenge Democrat Gretchen Whitmer.

Tudor Dixon, who helps to host “America’s Voice Live,” said Thursday that she formerly worked in sales in the steel industry and is a breast cancer survivor and mother of four girls ages 7 to 11.

The 44-year-old from Norton Shores accuses Whitmer of “failed leadership.”

She is the sixth Republican — and first woman — to announce a bid or to form a gubernatorial committee.

All are lesser-known candidates without major government experience, who tout their outsider status.

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