Primaries Tuesday: Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Washington, D.C., Virginia And Alabama Voters To Go To The Polls To Settle Runoffs

ALABAMA (June 21, 2022)—Tomorrow Washington, D.C.,  Virginia’s US House Primaries are tomorrow as well as Alabama and Georgia runoffs.

Former President Donald  Trump is endorsed Alabama GOP Senate primary candidate Katie Britt in her runoff race against Rep. Mo Brooks. But Trump at one time supported Representative Brooks.

Alabamians will head to the polls Tuesday, June 21 to decide party nominees for a host of races.

Polls for the primary runoffs will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Voters will be casting ballots in either the Republican or Democratic primaries. On the Republican side, Katie Britt is squaring off against Mo Brooks in the GOP nomination for U.S. Senator to replace the retiring Richard Shelby. Other statewide races on the Republican ballot include Secretary of State (Wes Allen vs. Jim Zeigler), State Auditor (Stan Cooke vs. Andrew Sorrell) and places on the Public Service Commission.

On the Democratic side, there’s only one statewide race with Yolanda Rochelle Flowers and Malika Sanders Fortier facing off for the gubernatorial nomination.

Alabama’s the home to the biggest race on June 21, the Senate GOP primary runoff that’s been set and reset by former President Donald Trump’s shifting loyalties. After pulling his endorsement from Rep. Mo Brooks, Trump is squarely on board the train for Katie Britt, the former top Senate aide running to replace her retiring once-boss, Sen. Richard Shelby. The state is also holding runoffs in primaries in two other races likely to decide the ultimate general election winner — secretary of state and the 5th Congressional District. 

In Georgia, Democrats Bee Nguyen and Dee Dawkins-Haigler face off for the right to take on Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in the fall and deny him re-election. Two runoffs in the 6th and 10th Congressional Districts will likely decide who comes to Congress from their next year — Vernon Jones or Mike Collins, and Jake Evans or Rich McCormick — and a runoff between Jeremy Hunt and Chris West in the 2nd District could set up an interesting general election against Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop. 

DC Democrat and Republican Primaries 

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to face off with City Council Members Robert C. White and Trayon White, Sr. .

The winner of the primary is almost guaranteed a win in the general election in November.  Bowser is seeking a second term amid the cities high crime rate, failed  schools and a lack of affordable housing. There is also an advisory neighborhood commissioner seeking the Democratic nomination.  Six council seats are on the ballot, including chair and an at-large seat, and, for the first time since 2014, voters will have the chance to select a new Democratic nominee for attorney general to replace Karl A. Racine (D).

Elsewhere on the campaign trail:

Alabama Senate: Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., backed Britt ahead of Tuesday’s runoff, calling her “a strong conservative who will fight to expand 21st century opportunity for every American family and preserve the American Dream.”

Pennsylvania Senate: The National Republican Senatorial Committee launched a new TV ad in Pennsylvania as part of a seven-figure ad buy, tying Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman to Biden and rising gas prices. 

Michigan Governor: Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reserved $3.4 million in broadcast airtime from September through Election Day. 

Illinois-07: Democratic Rep. Danny Davis spent $27,000 on cable in his fist ad buy ahead of his June 28 primary against fellow Democrat Kina Collins, who has been endorsed by Justice Democrats. 

Ohio-09: Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur is up with a new ad focused largely on her economic record, but also includes her criticizing calls to “defund the police.” 

New York Lt. Governor: The New York Times reports on how Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado, the former congressman who gave up his seat for the post, faces a difficult primary challenge.

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Source: The Hill and NBC News contributed to the article.

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