Trump suffers more election losses in Georgia
June 22, 2022
In today’s edition of Swing State Georgia:
Mike Pence looks at Brian Kemp’s Trump strategy.
Stacey Abrams goes 3-for-3 in runoffs.
Kemp hits Abrams over defunding the police.
Donald Trump wanted to be a Republican kingmaker in Georgia’s GOP primaries for 2022. His plan didn’t come close to working.
In May, Trump’s candidates were throttled in races for Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State.
Last night in a pair of GOP runoffs, two more candidates endorsed by Trump were thumped in their bids for Congress.
Dr. Rich McCormick demolished attorney Jake Evans, 67% to 33%, to win the GOP nomination in the 6th Congressional District, and Mike Collins crushed Vernon Jones, 74% to 26%, for the 10th Congressional District GOP nomination.
Jones and Evans both built their campaigns around endorsements from Trump, as they tried to convince GOP voters their opponents were squishy moderates, despite the fact that McCormick and Collins are both far-right conservatives. But that Trump-based strategy lost badly.
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