As the race for Michigan governor gets underway heading into the Aug. 2, 2022 Michigan primary election, who will come out on top of the Republican party to take the nomination? And how will former President Donald Trump’s endorsement influence who gets to be on the ticket come November? 

One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson, host of “American Black Journal,” and Nolan Finley, editorial page editor at The Detroit News, sit down for a conversation about where the five candidates remaining in the Republican party stand leading to the 2022 Michigan primary election and what issues will impact the campaign for governor. 

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“It’s basically a deadlocked race,” Finley said about a recent Detroit News poll that shows candidate Tudor Dixon ahead with 19%, but only marginally compared to the other four candidates.

From abortion rights to economic inflation, they discuss how the Republican candidates are addressing these issues ahead of November. Plus, Finley weighs in on Trump’s diminishing approval rating in Michigan and how he might contend with other possible Republican presidential candidates, like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, if he announces he’s running in the 2024 election.

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