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Michigan GOP says it's unified, despite Kelley not conceding

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer (left) and Republican Tudor Dixon (right) will face off in the November general election for Michigan governor.

Michigan Republicans are proclaiming they are unified following Tuesday's primary.

But one candidate is refusing to accept the results.

Former governor John Engler introduced Tudor Dixon as "the next governor of the state of Michigan" at a GOP Unity Luncheon in Lansing.

State Republican leaders are coalescing behind Dixon, as are three of her four primary opponents.

But fourth place finisher Ryan Kelley is refusing to concede.

Paul Cordes is the State Party Chief of Staff. He expects Republican leaders will succeed in convincing Kelley to drop his objections and back Dixon. "I'm not concerned," he said, "But we have work to do."

Republicans hope to defeat incumbent Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer in November.