With the Aug. 2 primary one week away, members of MLive’s political team gave a brief overview Tuesday of what voters can expect to be the most closely watched races on the ballot.
Most prominent will be the Republican gubernatorial primary. Voters will have the option to choose between Bloomfield Township businessman Kevin Rinke, Norton Shores commentator Tudor Dixon, Kalamazoo chiropractor Garrett Soldano, Allendale real estate broker Ryan Kelley and Farmington Hills pastor Ralph Rebandt.
Several nail-biting congressional primaries are also expected, including in the 3rd U.S. House district where U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids) will take on former Trump administration official John Gibbs. In the 11th U.S. House district, U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Waterford Township) will battle U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Township) to see who can keep their seat in Congress.
Although Michigan does not require a voter to register by party to vote in the primary or general elections, voters do not have the option to “split” their tickets next Tuesday by voting in more than one party column. They may do so, however, in the November general election.
Watch the full overview on MLive’s Facebook page, or above via YouTube.
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