U.S. President Donald Trump announces Republican U.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler on December 5, 2020, ahead of the January election to determine control of the U.S. Senator in Valdosta, Georgia. Attend a campaign rally in the United States.
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Washington — It was a night when the lights went out in Georgia due to Team Trump.
Former president Donald TrumpRepublican voters handed him a rebuke for the end of the book, so his favorites above and below the ballot on Tuesday were rejected. Until his 2020 State reelection bid loss.
But Georgia is just one of the four states that held the contest on Tuesday, and voters in Texas, Alabama, and Arkansas also provide new clues about the emotional changes of American voters in it. Did. Mid-term election year..
Here are four important points from Tuesday night:
Trump’s primary targets are Governor Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Rafensperger, and Attorney General Chris Carr, all of his support in overturning the 2020 election results in the state. Refused.
Governor Brian Kemp will speak on May 24, 2022, after winning the Republican primary at the primary election watchdog in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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Kemp crushed Trump’s challenger, former senator David Padew, by more than 3: 1. Kerr beat Trump-backed rival Jon Gordon with a similar spread. And Rafence Purger did enough to avoid a final vote against Trump-backed Congressman Jody Heiss, who controlled one-third of the votes (spent more than 50%).
Two former Democrats, Vernon Jones and Jake Evans, who Trump chose in the primary, went on to vote in the finals, but finished second in their respective races.
Trump was able to see and claim victory Herschel Walker Inertia to the Republican Senator’s nod, Marjorie Taylor Greene defeats her main enemy. The loss of attention can be more important to his future.
Former US President Donald Trump applauds in Perry, Georgia, USA on September 25, 2021, while former college football star and current Senator candidate Herschel Walker will speak at the rally.
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If Kemp, Kerr, and La Fence Purger are reelected in November, they will be in power in the state in the 2024 presidential election. Therefore, instead of placing his supporters in a post that Trump considered crucial to the 2020 defeat, he spent a great deal of time trying to knock out the incumbents who opposed him.
For some Georgia Republicans, spending large amounts of capital on the state’s Primary, especially the popular Kemp, was a sign of poor political judgment on Trump’s side.
“Why does Trump come after Kemp when Kemp could win? Georgia will be a very important state for him in 2024 if he decides to run.” Former R-Ga member Lin Westmoreland said. “I do not understand.”
The rank of the Blue Dog Union of centrists diminished again on Tuesday. Freshman Carolyn Bourdeaux (Georgia) lost to his fellow Congressman Lucy McBath in the primary, which spurred a rare constituency change among incumbents.
In Texas, a second Blue Dog (Representative Henry Cler) was locked early Wednesday morning in a fierce final against his progressive favorite Jessica Sisneros. And Kurt Schrader, a member of the Oregon co-chair of the coalition, said: Track with wide margin His state has been counting ballots since the May 17 primary.
Regardless of what happens to the last two races, Blue Dogs will be able to meet next year in a much smaller Capitol office. Several members of the coalition, including Florida’s Stephanie Murphy, Charlie Crist, and Jim Cooper, are retiring or seeking higher positions.
Bluedogs have long fought the left shift of their party, and they have lost that battle in some parts of the country.
Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of Cisneros, Texas, emphasized the progressive aspects of the primary platform and records as Bluedog is not keeping pace with the party’s foundation. He said he often tries.
“In the limited races where Blue Dog honestly acts as a corporate and conservative Democrat, like Kurt Schrader and Carolyn Bourdeaux, they consistently lose the battle for honest ideas,” Green said. Said.
It’s still unclear if Schrader and Cuellar will stick, but there’s no doubt that Blue Dogs are getting harder and harder to maintain their seats.
It was not surprising that Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a former Trump White House spokesman, won the Arkansas Governor’s primary on Tuesday. There is no doubt that she is a big favorite to beat Democrat Chris Jones in November.
Although not yet 40, Sanders will be the first woman to serve as governor in the same state as her father. More importantly, she easily closed the gap between Trump’s base and more Republican supporters, winning more than 80 percent of the votes.
It’s too early to know if Sanders wants a higher position, but the small pool of female governors (currently only three in the Republican Party) has always created a fountain of speculation from experts and political agents. increase.
For example, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Often mentioned As a potential running companion if Trump sought the president in 2024. And, of course, Gob at that time. Sarah Palin was pulled out of Alaska in 2008 to participate in John McCain’s ticket.
Over time, we’ll see what’s waiting for Sanders, but for better or for worse, she knows the roads around Washington.
When Trump withdrew support for the Alabama Legislature’s Senate campaign two months ago, it looked like the curtain of Congressman, one of his most loyal allies.
Trump was angry with what he saw as a boring campaign by Brooks and Congressman’s suggestion that the Republicans would move on from the 2020 elections. Brooks declared that he was “awakened.”
It gave Brooks rivals Katie Britt, a longtime Senate Republican aide, and Army veteran Mike Durant a big opening. But Brooks went back to the race, Finish in 2nd place after Brit — 45% to 29%, 90% of constituencies reported — forced outflow.
While sticking to the Trump-style platform, Brooks did what many Republicans didn’t do on the go with the former president: he snapped back.
Brooks is R-Ky, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, with whom Trump is famous for his bitter relationship. “I made him operate again,” he accused.
And he got over it — at least for now. If he manages to win the final vote, it provides another piece of evidence that Republican voters can overlook the support of the former president (both given and withdrawn).
“No one is 100 percent influential,” Brooks said. Told NBC News.. “There are different degrees of influence in different parts of the country.”