Mo Brooks uses footage of himself after a mass shooting in a campaign ad
Major primary elections in several U.S. states today will pit high-profile Republican candidates against each other, in some cases attempting to triumph over Donald Trump-backed rivals.
In Georgia, incumbent Governor Brian Kemp looks set to triumph over his main challenger, Trump supporter and former Senator David Perdue, whose campaign failed despite the ex-president’s vocal interventions. Mike Pence has campaigned for Mr Kemp.
The state’s GOP Senate primary, meanwhile, will almost certainly nominate controversial ex-footballer Herschel Walker, a hugely popular grassroots figure whose sometimes erratic behavior, business connections and personal issues worries some Republicans. Also on the ballot is Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose grassroots popularity and massive campaign fundraising are expected to give her a clear path to re-election.
And in Alabama, Congressman Mo Brooks appears to be making a comeback in the Republican Senate race, despite losing support from Mr Trump earlier this year. At the time, he was sinking in the polls and also urged his supporters to “move on” from the 2020 election, provoking Mr Trump’s contempt.
Herschel Walker wins blowout victory in GOP Senate primary
Three-time Heisman winner Herschel Walker faces November’s general election after winning a comfortable victory in Georgia’s Republican Senate primary on Tuesday.
The race was called around 8:00 p.m. Eastern time when Mr. Walker was by a massive 57 points over his closest opponent.
Later this year he will be running against Rev. Raphael Warnock, the incumbent, for the Georgia US Senate seat.
John BowdenMay 25, 2022 1:13 am
Stacey Abrams advances to a likely rematch with Brian Kemp
Georgia polling stations are closed, and that means Stacey Abrams is officially the Democratic nominee for the state’s gubernatorial election. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Ms Abrams lost an election in 2018 to incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, who appeared poised to win his own primary on Tuesday after an election came to an end amid allegations of voter suppression in Ms Abrams’ campaign regarding the electoral rolls conducted by the Georgian government was clouded in the months leading up to the vote.
Now she appears set for a rematch with Mr. Kemp after spending several years building a voter registration machine in the state.
John BowdenMay 25, 2022 00:45
Polling stations are closing in Georgia
Georgia polling stations closed at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time. The state is home to several high-profile races, including the gubernatorial race and the Republican US Senate primary.
David Perdue, the Trump-backed former senator, appears close to defeat in his attempt to rebuke Governor Brian Kemp on behalf of the former president. And NFL veteran and Heisman winner Herschel Walker could take home a new trophy: GOP nominee for US Senate.
There’s also the 14th Circuit primary where Marjorie Taylor Greene faces several Republican challengers.
John BowdenMay 25, 2022 00:29
Marjorie Taylor Greene responds to Uvalde shooting with outcry against gun control
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, the far-right conspiracy monger who is up for re-election in Tuesday’s Georgia primary, was among the first to join the fray with a call to oppose new gun control efforts after news of a shooting in Uvalde became known at a school. Texas.
“America is failing our youngest generations because they have rejected good moral values and doctrines for decades,” the newcomer to the House of Representatives, who is up for re-election in a GOP primary on Tuesday, tweeted. “We don’t need more gun control. We must return to God.”
Read more from that of the independent John Bowden:
John BowdenMay 25, 2022 00:09
Marjorie Taylor Greene faces a crucial test
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the conspiracy-spitting congresswoman who was stripped of her committee memberships for comments about violence against Democrats, is up for reappointment to the US House of Representatives on Tuesday.
She faces a broad primary field in Georgia’s 14th District, which was recently redrawn to include more left-leaning areas of the state in Cobb County.
The district is one of the least surveyed in the country, making it difficult to predict. But Ms. Greene has a key term advantage and has avoided incurring the wrath of members of Georgia’s congressional delegation, a lesson her far-right Rep. Madison Cawthorn in North Carolina failed to heed.
John BowdenMay 24, 2022 10:42 p.m
Mo Brooks was subpoenaed by a reporter on January 6th
Rep. Mo Brooks, who is rising in the polls and could be heading for a win or a runoff in the US Senate primary in Alabama on Tuesday, fought with an MSNBC reporter for his involvement in the June 6 committee investigation . January.
Speaking to the network’s Vaughn Hillyard as the primary ended on Tuesday, Mr Brooks denied he had been served a subpoena by the committee and denounced it as an attempt to “interfere with the 2022 election”.
John BowdenMay 24, 2022 10:08 p.m
ICYMI: Meet Herschel Walker, the man likely to take on Raphael Warnock
Herschel Walker, the three-time Heisman Trophy winner, was a far cry from her typical route to Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary in Georgia.
But he will still advance to November’s general election, thanks in no small part to support from Donald Trump.
Find out more about the man likely to be the GOP’s next nominee for the US Senate in Georgia:
John BowdenMay 24, 2022 7:50 p.m
ICYMI: Georgia is a test for Donald Trump, one he may fail
The Georgia primary poses a double test for Donald Trump: on the one hand, he hopes that Herschel Walker, his favorite US Senate nominee, will prevail in the primary to determine who will challenge Raphael Warnock in November.
On the other hand, he also hopes for David Perdue to win the gubernatorial race, an outcome that has become increasingly unlikely as the Trump-backed candidate has fallen further behind incumbent Governor Brian Kemp in the polls.
As a result, Tuesday could be the first major example of Donald Trump’s failure to oust a state-level GOP official who broke with him in his efforts to overthrow the 2020 election.
John BowdenMay 24, 2022 6:36 p.m
Analysis: Democrats row publicly in Texas, Georgia and beyond
The Republican primary in Alabama and Georgia are getting the most attention today, but how Eric Garcia writes, what is happening on the Democrat side also deserves attention. Congressional incumbents compete for a chance to represent newly drawn districts, and simmering resentment at the failure of Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill to pass is spilling over into the public ranks.
Read his full analysis below.
Andrew NaughtieMay 24, 2022 4:50 p.m
Herschel Walker says he’s never heard Trump say the election was stolen
Herschel Walker appears to be the Republican nominee running against Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock in November, but many Republicans are concerned about his habit of making odd public statements that muddle his own and his party’s campaign narrative .
Among them is this resurfaced clip in which Mr Walker claims he’s never heard Donald Trump say the 2020 election was stolen – the entire basis for the ex-president’s support of David Perdue in the concurrent governor’s race.
Andrew NaughtieMay 24, 2022 4:21 p.m
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/primaries-today-2022-elections-walker-kemp-live-b2086056.html Latest 2022 primaries: Trump opponent Brian Kemp wins primary, Herschel Walker secures GOP Senate nominee