Tuesday’s election also established clashes for several key House races in Virginia and Georgia. And in Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser won her Democratic primary and is now on the verge of winning a third term.
The following are four findings from Tuesday’s elementary and primary schools in Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, and Washington, DC:
Weeks after Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger clashed with Trump-backed Republican primary rivals, who are still angry over their rejection of their lies about 2020 election fraud. Georgia’s GOP rejected two more candidates backed by the former president in 2020. Tuesday, according to CNN projections.
Rich McCormick, a retired emergency physician and sailor, will win the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 6th district, defeating Trump-backed lawyer Jake Evans on Tuesday’s return for the Atlanta metropolitan district.
And Mike Collins, a businessman and son of the late Mac Collins, defeated Vernon Jones, a former Democrat turned Republican who had Trump’s endorsement in Georgia’s 10th District. Jones, a longtime Trump ally, had initially tried to run against Kemp in the governor’s primary. Trump designed his exit from this race, paving the way for former Sen. David Perdue to become Trump-backed Kemp challenger, while the former president backed Jones in the House race he lost on Tuesday. . (Perdue lost his career to Kemp in May.)
Still, while Trump’s favorite candidates lost, his political brand won: McCormick presented himself as a MAGA-style conservative, and Collins accepted Trump’s electoral lies.
Britt, backed by Trump, surpasses Trump Brooks’ loyalist in Alabama
Alabama MP Mo Brooks had the support of much of the Fox lineup, a number of Conservative activists, Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky, a large number of Conservative members of the House and more in the second round of the Alabama Republican primary to replace. retiring senator Richard Shelby.
But he had lost Trump. The former president had backed Brooks, only to terminate her later and eventually return Britt to the second round once it became clear she was the favorite.
And on Tuesday, Britt – and Trump – prevailed, according to CNN.
Britt, a former Shelby chief of staff who chaired the Alabama Business Council, and Brooks, a six-term congressman and member of the House Freedom Caucus hard line, had finished in the top two in the May primary. state. to advance the runoff.
Brooks ’good show last month had been a surprise. Trump said the reason he had revoked his endorsement was because Brooks had urged Republican voters to move beyond the 2020 election to focus on 2022 and 2024, a deadly sin for Trump, who continues to spread lies about past election fraud. But Trump also left Brooks while the congressman was lagging behind in the polls.
Britt is now the banned favorite against Democrat Will Boyd in the November election in the deep red state.
Bowser is preparing for his third term as DC mayor
After winning the Democratic primary in Washington, DC on Tuesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser is now almost certain to become the first DC mayor to win a third term since Marion Barry did so in 1986. (Barry would finally serve four non-consecutive terms).
Bowser defeated DC councilors Robert White and Trayon White and 2018 mayoral candidate James Butler in a race focused on violent crime. Bowser said it would increase the size of DC’s police force. The nation’s capital is heavily democratic, so the party’s primary effectively determines the winner of the mayoral race.
Matchups set in key House races in Virginia and Georgia
Tuesday’s election also set up clashes for several competitive House races.
Virginia Republicans chose state Sen. Jen Kiggans to face Democrat Elaine Luria in the 2nd District of Virginia Beach, establishing the party for what is expected to be one of the most competitive House races in the U.S. country, projected CNN. Kiggans, backed by the establishment of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, super PAC and the political organization of New York MP Elise Stefanik, as well as the National Rifle Association, was the favorite in Tuesday’s primaries against far-right businessman Jarome Bell.
The Virginia GOP also selected Yesli Vega, a Prince William County supervisor and an assistant sheriff’s assistant who had the support of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the judge’s conservative activist and wife. of U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, in what was a wide-open primary for the 7th District seat of Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger in northern Virginia.
The hopes of National Republicans in Georgia’s 2nd Southwest District, represented for three decades by Democrat Sanford Bishop but considered more competitive after last year’s redistribution of districts, were Jeremy Hunt, a 28-year-old graduate. years of the United States Military Academy at West Point. and a black candidate in the plural black and rural district. But CNN reported on Tuesday that Hunt lost to Chris West, a 38-year-old lawyer and former officer of the Georgia National Air Guard who is White.