Michigan Governor’s Race: Republican Primary Winner is a Moderate; Anti-Abortion/Tea-Party Candidate Loses
The Michigan electorate has spoken, and moderate republican businessman Rick Synder won the Republican primary for Governor, beating two other well known ultra-conservative candidates. Mike Cox, Michigan Attorney General, was back by the anti-abortion lobby and the tea partiers. Pete Hoekstra is a U.S. Representative who is also ultra-conservative. While Cox and Hoekstra fought to get as far right as possible, Snyder went for the middle. Many Dems crossed over to vote for Snyder, and the silent majority of rational voters selected Snyder.
The result was a huge win for moderates, and a big loss to arch-conservatives and the tea partiers. For more information, see below:
Snyder’s opponent in the general election is Virg Bernero, the mayor of Lansing, Michigan, who won the primary over the speaker of the Michigan House, largely based upon the support of labor unions and pro-choice groups.