September 29, 2022

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon has been left out to dry as Governor Gretchen Whitmer and her Democratic allies pummel her in ad spending. Sure, former President Donald Trump, who got into office with zero political experience, is scheduled to headline a Saturday rally for Dixon, who also has zero political experience. And Don Jr. campaigned for Dixon this week, but the speech felt like a cocaine-fueled air of grievances.

NBC News reports:

National Republicans have largely abandoned Dixon, leaving her to fend for herself in a state that was supposed to be one of the party's top targets in 2022.
...Whitmer and the Democratic groups supporting her re-election are crushing Dixon and the GOP in ad spending, $16.5 million to $924,000 through Wednesday, according to AdImpact, an ad-tracking firm.

That gap could widen between now and Election Day. Through Nov. 8, Whitmer and the Democrats have reserved $24 million in ads for the Michigan governor's race. Republicans have reserved nearly $4 million — most of it from the Republican Governors Association, which is prioritizing other states even after its co-chairs cheered Dixon's nomination and said they "couldn't be more excited" to support her in the general election.

Dixon's campaign has spent just $25,000 on paid ads since the primary. Her campaign's last finance report showed her with $523,000 on hand, compared to Whitmer's $14 million. And the two most recent polls have shown Whitmer leading Dixon by double digits.

I don't know, maybe next time Republicans can choose someone that doesn't lack the empathy gene, and has more experience than starrring in soft vampire porn.

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