Atlanta-Donald Trump’s overwhelming rebuke of landslide victory, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp wins Republican second nomination on Tuesday, reverting Trump-fueled primary The retreat of the 2022 primary, which sent the largest elector to the former president.
Mr. Trump made defeating Mr. Kemp a top priority, recognized the 2020 elections in Georgia, and sought retaliation for the governor’s decision not to agree to the former president’s request for overthrow. Mr. Trump personally hired former Senator David Padhu to run for governor, clearing the field for him, recording TV ads, holding rallies, and helping him. I sent $ 2.64 million from my political account.
Kemp, 58, won anyway — counting two-thirds of the votes and leading by about 50 percent points. This is more than enough to avoid a spill.
Purdue ran for fostering fraud in the last election, and Kemp’s defeat in Trump and his own defeat in the 2021 final vote, which gave Democrats control of the Senate. I blamed both.
Tuesday’s results revealed the limits of Mr. Trump’s retention at his party’s base, marking the third straight week in which the candidate he supported for the governor lost. It also lags behind his choice to leave the Secretary of State, with signs of a possible decline in Mr. Trump’s obsession with re-litigating his 2020 losses two years later. bottom.
Chris Christie, New Jersey Governor and former Trump adviser who campaigned with Kemp, Celebrate on TwitterDeclares voters have rejected the “DJT Vendetta Tour”.
Mr. Kemp’s victory sets the rematch of the 2018 fight against Stacey Abrams, 48, who won the Democratic nomination that is not opposed on Tuesday. His most urgent duty is to reunite the Republicans that have been destroyed by the split Primary.
Standing on artificial turf on a soccer field in the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta, Kemp refused to rhetorically spike football. He thanked his opponent for “lively discussions,” and Perdue said he supported him over the phone.
Georgia received the highest bill on Tuesday, but several other states, including Texas, had primaries and mass shootings in primary schools. The country was in mourning after 19 children died. Mr. Kemp postponed his victorious speech until President Biden dealt with the tragedy from the White House.
In the Georgia Senate election, former Georgia football star Herschel Walker, who was also hired by Mr. Trump, won the Republican nomination and will face Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in November. The fall match, whose consequences can upset Senate dominance, is a rare general election contest in the South where two black candidates compete against each other.
While Walker slips through Primary, his turbulent past, including accusations of domestic violence and exaggerated false claims about the success of his business, will be broadcast more thoroughly in the general elections. Is expected.
Both parties hope that Walker will be the subject of future commercials that question his abilities and qualifications. Warnock, 52, one of the best fundraiser in the United States, an opponent of his democracy, has already appeared on television for months, primarily focusing on positive messages. I am.
With nearly 200 support so far, Mr. Trump has set up a 2022 primary as a rolling referendum on his influence in the party. He has had some notable successes: Ohio JD VanceAnd suffered Defeated in Nebraska and Aidaho.. But so far, no other state has Trump’s focus as much as Georgia. In Georgia, he set out to drive Kemp’s allies, not just the Governor, to offices throughout the other states.
Mr. Trump’s choice for a lawyer general lost in a landslide, as his choice for an insurance commissioner made.his The choice of the vice-governor’s office was ahead of schedule, but it probably went to the final vote.
Secretary of State Jody Hice, a Republican incumbent and Trump-backed challenger who pressured Mr. Trump to “find” enough votes to overturn the early 2021 elections. Dodged Congressman Heiss. Mr. Lafence Purger won more than 52% of the votes and about 95% of the ballots were cast, clearing the thresholds needed to avoid the final vote.
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Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, a right-wing fire brand, took more than two-thirds of the vote and easily pushed the more moderate challengers aside.
In Texas, Secretary of State George P. Bush, the last descendant of the Bush administration, was defeated in the Attorney General’s race by incumbent Ken Paxton, who is plagued by scandals.And at the Democratic Contest along the border, Congressman Henry Cuellar, one of the most moderate Democrats in the House of Representatives, Faced A progressive challenge from Jessica Cisneros, who is gaining national attention.Mr. Quera Declare victory Cisneros leads with less than 200 votes Did not admit..
In Alabama, two Republican candidates are heading for a final vote to successfully retire Senator Richard Shelby. I slipped in the vote. Mike Durant, the third leading candidate for the helicopter pilot depicted in “Black Hawk Down,” did not escape.
Governor Kay Ivy of Alabama avoided a runaway after defeating two right-wing challengers to win the Republican nomination for its office.
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In Arkansas, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a former White House spokesman and daughter of former governor Mike Huckabee, Senator John Boozman of Arkansas easily won the Republican primary in a race that earned more than $ 7 million in television advertising, avoiding a final vote with former soccer star Jake Bequette.
In Georgia, Kemp systematically blocked the support of the state’s largest politicians and donors in anticipation of a Trump-fueled primary. He has signed a number of conservative priorities, including the new restrictive voting law of 2021 and the gas tax holiday just past the primary elections. He also expanded gun rights, raised teacher salaries, and dispatched tax refund checks issued in recent weeks.
Purdue remained isolated, beyond the support of Trump, who had watched for 18 months that Kemp would not overturn the 2020 election results.
“His support is still important, but with an asterisk,” said Stephen Lawson, a Georgia-based Republican strategist. “Your message must be more than that.” It proves that it must be done. “
Even before the election is over, Perdue’s His allies have begun to openly criticize Perdue’s efforts Don’t be shiny. And many Republicans have gathered behind Mr. Kemp as the Republican Governor’s Association has taken the unusual step of intervening to spend more than $ 5 million on primary advertising. Former Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey and ambitious 2024 Republican presidential candidates, including former Vice President Mike Pence on the eve of the election, campaigned for him.
Despite Mr. Trump’s anger and public attacks, Mr. Kemp did not fight back against the former president. “I haven’t said anything bad about him,” Kemp said on Monday. “I’m not going to do that. I’m not angry with him. I think he’s just angry with me.”
Now Kemp is rewarded for discipline, and Trump robbed him in November when Abrams meditated at a rally in Georgia last fall that “may be better than having your existing governor.” You have to expect that you are not actively working to do so.
Walker tried to remain neutral at the Governor’s Primary and refused to support or even speak to who he voted for. The 60-year-old political newcomer avoided discussions in Primary and largely ignored rivals in the field, including Georgia’s agricultural secretary, Gary Black.
Mr Black repeatedly warned that untested Walker would prove unselectable — “he never wins,” Black said in a recent interview — and Republicans said he. You will regret the anointing.
One way Trump tried to make Purdue’s path easier is to drive another ally, Vernon Jones, out of the governor’s race and take part in an open parliamentary contest for a final vote. It was that.
Georgia Republicans repainted the district’s boundaries prior to 2022, squeezing two House Divideds into the same suburban Atlanta district, and another Democratic seat in the southwest corner of the state owned by Sanford Bishop. Weakened. Democrat Bishop faces serious challenges this fall for the first time in years.
As a result, the Republicans were able to increase the share of the parliamentary delegation from 8 to 6 and from 10 to 4.
Congressman Lucy McBath defeated Congressman Carolyn Bourdeaux on Tuesday in a primary confrontation between two Democratic incumbents.
Richard Fauset Report that contributed.