2020 election still top issue for Republicans vying for Dana Nessel’s job

2020 election still top issue for Republicans vying for Dana Nessel’s job

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel speaks at a press conference on Monday, March 7, 2022 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Flint. (Jake May | MLive.com) The Republican candidates for Michigan attorney general agree on almost everything. Ryan Berman, Matt DePerno and Tom Leonard are pro-life, want Line 5 to operate in the Straits of Mackinac, support gun rights and the second amendment, are against COVID and vaccine mandates and want the U.S. to secure the border to keep illegal immigrants out. But there are a few things they disagree on. One of which is among the most-talked-about topics in Republican circles: The 2020 election. Berman, DePerno and Leonard are vying for the Republican endorsement at the statewide convention Saturday, April 23. The winner isn’t guaranteed a spot on the November ballot – Republicans can overturn their choice at a separate August convention with a 75% vote. But Saturday’s winner will be tough to topple without scandals between now and August, experts say. Berman is a state representative, DePerno is a constitutional lawyer and Leonard was the former Michigan speaker of the House and current partner in the Plunkett Cooney law firm. A few thousand Republicans will make their choice Saturday on who should take on incumbent Democrat Dana Nessel. Their choices? The Trumpster (DePerno), the establishment (Leonard) and the peacemaker (Berman). Trump inserts himself in toss-up race President Donald Trump’s name will be on the ballot this weekend – it’ll just be spelled “M-a-t-t D-e-P-e-r-n-o.” Trump has endorsed […]

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