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After winning Michigan's GOP gubernatorial primary, Tudor Dixon will face off against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer; Eric Schmitt wins Missouri GOP Senate primary

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Tudor Dixon secured victory on Tuesday in Michigan's Republican gubernatorial primary contest, and will now go on to face off against incumbent Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the governor's race later this year.

Former President Donald Trump backed Dixon in the GOP primary.

"The Great State of Michigan is being destroyed by the Radical Left Democrats. Governor Gretchen Whitmer is the Queen of lockdowns (except for her husband), school closures, and a suffering economy that’s not just hurting Michigan, but the entire Country. It’s time for a BIG change, and a BIG comeback!" Trump declared in a statement. "Tudor Dixon will make a great Governor and has my Complete and Total Endorsement. She will not let you down!"

Trump had also issued a statement endorsing "ERIC" in Missouri's Republican U.S. Senate primary, an unusual move considering that there was more than one candidate with that name running in the contest.

"There is a BIG Election in the Great State of Missouri, and we must send a MAGA Champion and True Warrior to the U.S. Senate, someone who will fight for Border Security, Election Integrity, our Military and Great Veterans, together with having a powerful toughness on Crime and the Border. We need a person who will not back down to the Radical Left Lunatics who are destroying our Country. I trust the Great People of Missouri, on this one, to make up their own minds, much as they did when they gave me landslide victories in the 2016 and 2020 Elections, and I am therefore proud to announce that ERIC has my Complete and Total Endorsement!" Trump said in the statement.

Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt took the win, besting a field of candidates that also included former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, and others.

Kansas attorney general Derek Schmidt won the state's GOP gubernatorial primary and will move on to compete against incumbent Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly during the general election. Schmidt had been endorsed by Trump.

Trump is widely expected to mount another White House bid during the 2024 election cycle.

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