As the MIGOP’s chaotic endorsement convention gets underway, MDP is reminding Michiganders how the candidates vying for the top of the ticket have pushed dangerous agendas that would hurt working families.
Rather than offer plans to build on Governor Whitmer’s strong legacy of working with anyone to deliver the wins that keep Michigan first, conspiracy theorist and wrong-for-Michigan radical Tudor Dixon has pushed a dangerous agenda. So far, she has opposed major job-creating investments in Michigan’s economy, stressed her desire to force pregnancy on women even when their lives are at risk, and referred to bipartisan efforts to keep fixing our infrastructure as “fake.”
MDP Spokesperson Rodericka Applewhaite issued the following statement:
“Conspiracy theorist and wrong-for-Michigan radical Tudor Dixon won’t rest until her dangerous agenda harms as many working families as possible. She’s already shown us that she won’t do what it takes to attract massive job creators to our state, protect abortion access for Michigan women and families, keep fixing our damn roads and bridges, and ensure that our elections remain free and fair. We can’t afford this extremist in the governor’s office.”
Supporting information can be found below:
Dixon Panned GM’s 4,000 Job-Creating, $7 Billion Dollar Investment in Michigan and Cheered on the Ambassador Bridge Blockade
Tudor Dixon was dismissive of the GM $7 billion dollar investment in “making Michigan the ‘hub’ of electric vehicle development and manufacturing.” Dixon supporter and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey even praised the deal as a “historic” job-creator, as GM is expected to bring 4,000 new good-paying positions to Michigan.
But Dixon’s disdain for the auto industry doesn’t end there.
As “major international gateway” Ambassador Bridge was shut down due to an illegal blockade that impacted $356 million of goods daily, Dixon threw her support behind this major economic chokehold on Michigan and encouraged it to continue.
The auto industry suffered “$299.9 million in direct losses,” and assembly plants at GM and Ford were forced to cancel shifts due to a lack of parts traveling across the bridge, which resulted in workers weathering up to $51 million in lost wages.
Dixon Pledged to Ban Abortion, Even When The Life of the Mother is at Risk
Tudor Dixon is a staunch supporter of the currently dormant law from 1931 that criminalizes abortion and remains on the books in Michigan. It also makes felons out of reproductive health care providers and provides no exceptions for rape or incest. Anti-choice advocates have touted the law as the most restrictive in the country, and would immediately go back into effect if Roe v. Wade gets overturned nationally.
Dixon has plainly stated that she would was against all exceptions to abortion, even when the health of the mother was at risk.
Dixon Called Historic, Bipartisan Investments to Keep Fixing Our Roads and Bridges “Fake”
The bipartisan and historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is set to create thousands of good-paying union jobs for Michiganders, while delivering more than $10 billion for major improvements to Michigan’s infrastructure.
Yet despite this major win, Republican gubernatorial candidates like Tudor Dixon called the infrastructure bill “fake” – showing that no amount of good policy would deter her kneejerk hyperpartisanship.
Dixon is an Election Conspiracy Theorist Hell-Bent on Undermining Public Trust in Our Elections
Tudor Dixon has been one of the main candidates fully embracing election conspiracy theories in order to falsely claim the 2020 election was stolen.
Dixon took to Twitter multiple times in the months directly following the 2020 general election to cry fraud and theft without providing any basis for these accusations. She has used these sentiments to advocate for voter ID even though it is already state law and limit absentee ballots because she believes they caused “widespread fraud” in the 2020 election.
When asked if Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson “deliberately tilted the election so that Joe Biden would win,” Dixon not only argued in favor of the statement but claimed Benson’s actions were undeniably “premeditated.”
Predictably, she has thoroughly rejected the fact that the Republican-led Senate Oversight Committee released a 55-page report definitively stating that there was “no evidence of widespread or systematic fraud.” During an appearance on Off the Record, Dixon got in a heated back and forth with the rest of the panel, arguing that they were “misleading [their] viewers” by simply explaining the reports findings that there was no evidence of fraud.
Dixon has also expressed support for an Arizona-style “audit” in Michigan, despite the multi-million dollar sham exercise reinforcing the fact that there was no evidence of fraud.