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Trump Takes Center Stage Again in Michigan Congressional Primary

  • Representative who voted for impeachment faces election denier
  • Former president also wades into race to unseat Whitmer

In one corner is US Representative Peter Meijer, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection. In the other is challenger John Gibbs, a former Trump administration official who has cast doubt on the validity of Joe Biden’s win in 2020.

Their match-up in Michigan’s Republican primary Tuesday is illustrative of races nationwide dividing GOP candidates -- and voters -- along the lines of those who support the false theory that the 2020 election was stolen and those who recognize Biden as the legitimate president. Trump has endorsed more than 20 candidates in Michigan, including gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon, who also has said the election was stolen.