Georgia Republican voters reject more of Trump's primary picks

Another election day in Georgia has brought a further round of defeats for former President Donald Trump and his chosen Republican candidates.

Trump’s politics remain firmly rootedand deeply influentialin almost every GOP race around the country, but the measure of his personal influence has taken a hit so far this primary season. Nowhere has that been more apparent than in the Peach State, a state he lost in 2020, where voters in Republican contests up and down the ballot have dealt him a string of embarrassing rebukes in primaries for this year’s midterms.
The latest came Tuesday in a pair of US House primary runoffs.
    在里面 10国会选区, CNN projects that Kemp-backed businessman Mike Collins, son of the late US Rep. Mac Collins, will defeat former Democratic state Rep. 弗农·琼斯, who was endorsed by Trump. The race provided the closest thing to a clear proxy battle between Trump and Kempand Collins, though an archconservative aligned with the former President, is on track for a comfortable victory.
      Trump pick Jake Evans, the former chairman of the State Ethics Commission, will also fall to emergency room physician Rich McCormick in the 6th Congressional District runoff, CNN项目.
        Trump sat out the race in southwest Georgia’s 2nd Districtfor three decades the unquestioned province of Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop, a centristBlue Dogcaucus member. West Point graduate and frequent Fox guest Jeremy Hunt and attorney Chris West, a former Georgia Air National Guard officer, are vying for an opportunity to unseat a suddenly endangered incumbent.
        The mostly rural district is plurality Black and Hunt, 谁是黑人, has become a favorite of national Republicans, with the National Republican Congressional Committee spotlighting him as an up-and-comer and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley joining him on the campaign trail.
          Earlier this spring, 佐治亚州政府. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who rebuked Trump’s entreaties to help him overturn the 2020 总统选举, defeated Trump-backed primary picks.
          CNN projected Tuesday that 州代表. Bee Nguyen will take on Raffensperger in the fall.

          Alabama Senate

          Trump did get a win of sorts in Alabama on Tuesday, where CNN projects Katie Britt, the former chief of staff to retiring Republican GOP Sen. 理查德·谢尔比, will win the GOP Senate primary runoff.
          She’ll defeat Rep. 莫布鲁克斯 — 要么 “MAGA Mo,” as he’s called himselfafter Britt fell narrowly short of clinching the nomination outright on May 24. Trump initially endorsed Brooks in the primary, then dropped him in March, citing Brookscomments about moving past the 2020 选举.
          But Brooksstruggles in the polls were also believed to have influenced Trump, who keeps close tabs on his primary endorsement win column. So it came as little surprise that the former President jumped back into the race 10 几天前, this time to endorse Britt, a GOP establishment favorite who finished the first primary round with more than 44% 投票.

          Republicans pick nominees for key Virginia US House races

          The battle lines are clearer in Virginia as Republicans in two key swing US House districts chose the candidates they hope will unseat a pair of endangered Democratic congresswomen this fall.
          In the coastal 2nd Congressional District, CNN projects that state Sen. Jen Kiggans has secured a matchup with incumbent Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria. Kiggans, who fits a more traditional Republican profile and had the backing of GOP congressional leaders in her primary, will defeat three others, including Jarome Bell, who was more closely aligned with right-wing allies of Trump, including former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Arizona Rep. 保罗·戈萨尔. In a tweet last year, Bell called for the execution ofall involvedin Trump’s imagined 2020 election fraud. There’s no evidence of widespread election fraud.
          Virginia’s 7第区 became more Democratic-friendly after redistricting. Whether that will be enough to save Rep. 阿比盖尔·斯潘伯格, who isn’t facing a primary challenge, in November is less clearespecially in the state where the backlash to Democratic rule in Washington won its first headlines last year with Republican Glenn Youngkin’s victory in the governor’s race.
          Conservative Republicans here are divided, 太, on their desired flavor of candidatewith state Sen. Bryce Reeves supported by Utah Sen. 麦克·李, FreedomWorkspolitical arm and the campaign arm of the National Rifle Association. His main rivals are Yesli Vega, a Prince William County supervisor, who has been endorsed by Ginni Thomas, a conservative activist who’s the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and by Texas Sen. 泰德·克鲁斯, and Derrick Anderson, a retired Green Beret backed by Arkansas Sen. 汤姆·科顿.

          艾布拉姆斯’ influence shows in Georgia Democratic runoffs

          Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abramsinfluence with Georgia Democrats was further solidified on Tuesday, as at least two of her endorsed statewide candidates won their primary runoffs.
          Nguyen, the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants who had Abramsbacking, broke through despite comments from her rival, former state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, that the Democratic Party hasa race problemand that institutional support for Nguyen was part of a bid to diversify their ticket and appeal to White voters. Dawkins-Haigler, like Abrams, is Black.
          CNN is also projecting that in the primary runoff for lieutenant governor, another Abrams endorsee, Charlie Bailey, will defeat Kwanza Hall, a better-known candidate who briefly served as a member of Congress in the late Rep. 约翰·刘易斯’ 区. Abrams also endorsed state Rep. William Boddie in his race against businesswoman Nicole Horn in the labor commissioner primary runoff.
            华盛顿州, 直流电, was also a political battleground in the Democratic mayoral primary. Two-term Mayor Muriel Bowser will win the nomination again, CNN项目, defeating three challengers: DC Council members Robert White and Trayon White, along with James Butler, who finished second in the 2018 主 — 关于 70 percentage points behind Bowser.
            This story has been updated with additional developments.

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