Primary Tuesday Results: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota, and Texas.

Primary Tuesday (May 25, 2022)— President Donald J. Trump endorsed 18 candidates in Tuesday’s Primaries in Alabama, Arkansas,  Georgia, Minnesota and Texas.

Key Wins:

Alabama:

Gov. Kay Ivey was the GOP primary winner  as she tries to become the first woman twice elected to Alabama highest political office.

Arkansas:

Georgia:

  • U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene defeated five challengers Tuesday in a GOP primary race that tested how her conservative Georgia constituents judged her turbulent freshman term. Greene remained on the primary ballot Tuesday in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District after a failed effort of the Democrats to disqualify her by opposing voters. 
  • Attorney General Chris Carr won the Republican nomination over John Gordon, who largely campaigned on Trump’s allegations of widespread election fraud.

    Gordon said he wanted an investigation into the 2020 election and blamed Carr for not doing enough. Carr said flatly that Trump and Georgia’s two Republican senators lost that election and there was no need to investigate.

  • The incumbent Governor Brian Kemp defeated form US Senator David Perdue by a wide margin.  Kemp will face Stacy Abrams the Democratic candidate.  
  • Football great Herschel Walker, endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won Georgia’s GOP Senate primary. Walker to face-off with incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock in the fall.

    Walker defeated five fellow Republicans, including Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and former Trump administration official and Navy veteran Latham Saddler.

    Walker is a political newcomer but has nearly unmatched name recognition in Georgia from his days as a college football running back. He led the University of Georgia football team to a national title during the 1980 season and won the Heisman Trophy in 1982.

  •  U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath defeated fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux in a Georgia primary race between two incumbents who became rising stars after flipping districts long held by Republicans.

Minnesota:

  • Former Hormel Foods CEO Jeffrey Ettinger has won a Democratic primary to finish the term of a Minnesota congressman who died in office.

    Ettinger, a political newcomer who had far outraised several rivals, easily prevailed Tuesday in a field that included Richard Painter, a University of Minnesota law professor who was an ethics lawyer during President George W. Bush’s administration. He’ll face the winner of the Republican primary in a special general election Aug. 9 to complete the term of Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, who died of cancer in February. The southern Minnesota district is mostly rural and agricultural, with the exception of the cities of Rochester and Mankato, and leans Republican.

Texas:

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is again the GOP nominee for his job in a primary runoff victory over Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

Bush is the only member of his famous family still in office, but the loss means he will now exit in January. That will leave the Bush dynasty out of elected office for only one of the few times in the last 40 years.

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Source: AP News, NPR and ABC contributed to the article.

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