At 11PM 48 hours ago, Tudor Dixon’s political strategist, Dominic, called me back. I told him how we ran a 2018 congressional bid and created the $6 Opioid OD Fighting Budget: (https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/13/kristine-bonds-congress/109432870/) We made a BIG stink in the Speaker of the House’s office on our visit to DC. We were as MADD as Mothers Against Drunk Driving with a dead son (DrewSwan.com) and data (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/overdoses-are-leading-cause-of-death-americans-under-50/) to prove it!
That same week Speaker Paul Ryan responded by revising the SOTU address to include an Opioid fighting plug. Two days later the President pitched it to heart string perfection with a national audience watching – and bam. $6B was earmarked and used to fight Opioid Deaths. Remember those spots? Deaths went down by over 40,000 the next two years.
“But Oy” I lamented. “We’re back to new record high deaths.” Dominic then asked “How many deaths in Michigan?” By the time I texted him the record number – he was already reading the new record deaths article: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2022/05/12/michigan-drug-overdose-deaths-record/9738237002/
24 hours ago, Tudor Dixon hit Whitmer on the subject in their debate, and Whitmer CHANGED the subject!
ONE HOUR AGO Tudor Dixon was on Hannity (https://youtu.be/mXKa3dgz5rg) – and drove home the BACON on the subject – previously not a campaign centerpiece. At the the 1:48 mark: “We had more drug overdoses in Michigan in 2021 than we’ve ever had” revealed Tudor! Our Drew did not die in vain! His death still means something – first for those 40,000 lives saved from 2018-2020, and now for however many Tudor protects as our new spokesperson advocate. We’re even ready to call back in the BIG hitter – Dr. Alveda King – to update her PSA with us to crush Opioid Deaths: http://youtu.be/JEJh0A2IfKo.
GO TUDOR! She’s proudly prolife if you’re 18-45. “Fentanyl overdoses become No. 1 cause of death among US adults, ages 18-45: ‘A national emergency’: https://www.foxnews.com/us/fentanyl-overdoses-leading-cause-death-adults. Whitmer BTW, is silent on this #1 killer of Michiganders.