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NO side leads in Kansas 66-34 with 45% of AP's estimated vote in. Much of populous Johnson County; no side up 72-28 with 70% reporting there; Laura Kelly got 55% there in 2018.
The AP has called #MIGOV GOP primary for Tudor Dixon. The conservative commentator was an also-ran until 5 opponents thrown off ballot, now GOP's nominee in huge race against Dem Gretchen Whitmer.
Latest votes were bad for Kobach. With 34% of estimated vote in, state Sen. Kellie Warren leads him 40-37 in GOP #KSAG primary.
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Polls have closed in Missouri and most of Kansas and Michigan for a huge election night. We'll be liveblogging the results and tweeting here…
While we wait for our first results, check out our preview of what to watch here…
We've also put together our cheat-sheet of the night's big races, which we'll be updating as contests are called…
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Republican candidates aren't hiding that they tried to overthrow our government on #Jan6.

#MIGOV candidate (and coup attendee) Ryan Kelley said it explicitly at tonight's #MIGOV debate: Yes, I was in DC on January 6th. Yes, the FBI did raid my house.
But it's not just Kelley. Every single candidate in the #MIGov GOP primary debate tonight said that they believe the Big Lie conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was fraudulent.
Here's #MIGov GOP candidate @GarrettForMI saying that the 2020 election was "stolen" and that "they" turned Michigan into California overnight:
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If you live in the blue area of this map, we need you to vote in the Democratic Primary on August 2nd.

We need you to skip the statewide offices, our governor, SOS, and AG candidates are locked in anyway.

We need you to write in JOSEPH ALFONSO for US Congressional District 4. Image
If we fail to get 3,250 voters to do this, there will only be a Republican available on the 4th house district ballot, covering cities like #Kalamazoo, #BattleCreek, #BentonHarbor, #Holland, #Portage, #Saugatuck, #StJoseph, and #SouthHaven. That Republican is absolutely terrible.
Bill Huizenga represents the area of the district in the red square. His old gerrymandered district is in green. He's a no-name candidate in most of the district. He needs an opponent, especially one like Joseph Alfonso who is a Marine #veteran on the state plumbing board. ImageImage
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The host from the Detroit Regional Chamber kicks off the #MIGOP #Debate by thanking the candidates for taking time away from their busy schedule of grifting and griping.
The hosts of today's debate are @rickpluta and @RickAlbinWoodTV, both of whom I had conversations with at the Republican nominating convention in Grand Rapids a couple months ago. @DistillSocial was there too. 😇
Kevin Rinke, just made up total nonsense claim about "abortions" that happen 28 days ✨after✨ a baby is born.

This is illegal, and it is murder. 🤦🏽‍♂️
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🚨 Michigan Board of State Canvassers recommends that Republican gubernatorial candidates James Craig, the current frontrunner in the primary, and Perry Johnson NOT appear on the August ballot because they did not file enough valid petition signatures. #MIGov #Election2022
The Board of State Canvassers also recommends that Michael Markey, Michael Brown, and Donna Brandenburg NOT appear on the Republican primary ballot — which would halve the field.

Tudor Dixon, who the DeVos family endorsed today, DID file enough signatures. #MIGov #Election2022
These are just recommendations — for now. The final decision will be made at a Board of State Canvassers meeting later this week.

The suggestions would halve the size of the Republican primary field and eliminate the two top polling candidates. #MIGov #Election2022
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Moments ago, I wrapped up a press conference with @MichiganDems across the river from the #MIGOP convention in Grand Rapids. 🧵
Joining me were @hoodforthehouse, @KentDems Chair Bill Saxton, and Elspeth from the @MdpRural Caucus. Follow these hardworking folks! #DemCastMI
Walking around Grand Rapids this morning, it’s clear that shock and awe politics will be on full display, with no real substance and no real vision for Michigan families.
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--> @GovWhitmer and two of her top advisers, @DrKhaldun and @MarkTottenMI, recorded a video talking about their decision-making for executive orders responding to the #coronavirus pandemic and when the state of emergency may end. #COVID19 #MIGov #MiLeg ImageImageImage
--> @MarkTottenMI, the governor's chief legal counsel, reiterated what @GovWhitmer has said that the state of emergency won't go on forever. "It's a matter of months. It is important, right now, that the protections continue to stay in place because we face a very real enemy." Image
"What's been so important in this recovery is the emergency measures, the orders, that the governor has put in place to try to limit the spread of COVID-19," gov attorney @MarkTottenMI says.

Axing 1945 law would remove "the heart ... what we know has saved thousands of lives." Image
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Inspired by @mamamorinny to take 50 election actions in 50 days for @MomsDemand Gun Sense Candidates! This is my accountability thread. Backtracking to 50 Days to #ElectionDay (9/14)- stuffing envelopes for my state Senator @LaurenArthurMO! #MomsAreEverywhere #moleg Image
49 Days ‘til #ElectionDay - almost bedtime and my eyes are tired, but training to send texts for Team Biden-Harris! @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris @TeamJoe #MomsAreEverywhere Image
48 Days ‘til #ElectionDay - Phone banking with other Missouri @MomsDemand volunteers to help elect @nicolergalloway as Missouri’s first female Governor - Winning Wednesdays! #MomsAreEverywhere #mogov Image
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Now that Dems won big in Michigan, it's worth taking a look at how Mike Pence is actually one of the state's biggest losers this election cycle.

He made himself a constant presence, visiting his neighbor state almost once a month starting in March of 2018 #MIGov
Every visit, Pence stayed on-script, touted tax cuts & got 2-3 rounds of news coverage. He also visited multiple times in 2017, gave a commencement at Hillsdale, and supported Bill Schuette nearly 10 months before the GOP primary.
As one example of how it didn't work, @gretchenwhitmer flipped Kent County red to blue -- even though Pence brought his fake resolve & Trump's tax-cuts-are-great act to Grand Rapids in August, Sept, and then again in Oct a week before Election Day #MIGov
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From the governor's mansion to the halls of Congress, Democrats across Michigan have the opportunity to reclaim the state from Republicans. #MIpol (1/7) NXTGN.US/fjf
#MIGov: Gretchen Whitmer is the leader Michigan deserves. She supports affordable healthcare, the #metoo movement, and will stand up to Trump. NXTGN.US/fjg
#MISen: Debbie Stabenow was the first woman to defeat a sitting senator. From banning oil and gas drilling in the Great Lakes to supporting sensible gun control, Stabenow will fight to protect Michigan residents. NXTGN.US/fjh
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THREAD: Yeah, I have insomnia, so here’s some wonky info re. single payer, M4A and the Michigan Gubernatorial primary. 1/
2/ Now that the #MIGov primary is over, since the most contentious debate between El-Sayed and Whitmer (besides 'dark money') was about single-payer healthcare, let's get a few things straight:
3/ 1. "Single Payer" refers to any healthcare system where the gov’t is the payment source for healthcare providers (doctors/hospitals/drug cos/etc).
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Hi from the Whitmer watch party in the #MIGOV race. Early results only but if Abdul El-Sayed was looking to replicate Bernie map from 2016 presidential primary -- things are going to have to change. Whitmer up big in Clinton County with 40% of precincts in. Bernie won by 13 pts
I'd say it's still worth watching the numbers here. Whitmer probably wants to be over 50 percent to claim statewide mandate, and we'll see how El-Sayed performs in cities like in and around Detroit. Results page here…
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Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed is endorsed by Oakland County Democratic Black Caucus. (Oakland County is north of Detroit with about 1.2 million residents.)
Earlier, rival gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar got the support of some Baptist pastors and civil rights leaders in Detroit. The black vote in the Democratic primary is influential:
April survey showed that gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer was struggling with minority support:
"Thenadar holds a strong lead over Whitmer of 38.7%-14.3% among black voters"
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