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But it would be a mistake to interpret these results as a wholesale rejection of Mr. It was a bittersweet evening for progressives, who remain in suspense about the fate of their challenger to a conservative Democratic incumbent in Texas. Here are a few key takeaways from this week’s primaries, among the most consequential of the 2022 midterm cycle: His favored Senate candidates won the Republican nomination in Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio, but struggled in Alabama and Pennsylvania. In governor’s races, he endorsed Sarah Huckabee Sanders, his first White House press secretary, who won by a commanding margin in Arkansas, where she is political royalty. But he also unsuccessfully opposed Republican incumbents in Georgia and Idaho, while his choice for governor of Nebraska, Charles Herbster, lost by nearly four percentage points this month to Jim Pillen, the favorite of the local establishment. “It’s silly to obsess over individual endorsements and what they mean,” said Sarah Longwell, a Republican consultant who is working against many of Mr.
In the Republican primary for Georgia secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger won an outright victory over Representative Jody Hice, whose wholesale embrace of Mr. The incumbent in the Republican primary for attorney general, Chris Carr, brushed off a feeble challenge from John Gordon, a lawyer who had represented Mr. “Not buckling under the pressure is what the people want,” Mr. In Ohio, the one Senate candidate who did so, Matt Dolan, finished in third place. Representative Mo Brooks, an erratic, hard-right congressman who was once one of Mr. “I don’t think you can trust Donald Trump with anything he says,” a bitter Mr. Katie Britt will face Representative Mo Brooks in a runoff election for Senate in Alabama.
Another lesson is that the death of the business community as a player in Republican politics has been greatly exaggerated. But on the state level, big business can still summon considerable political and financial muscle. On the day of a horrifying school shooting in Texas, Democrats nominated Representative Lucy McBath of Georgia, a former activist whose 17-year-old son, a young Black man, was murdered by gunfire in 2012. Representative Lucy McBath speaking about gun violence in Washington last year. She added: “We cannot be the only nation where one party sits on their hands as children are forced to cover their faces in fear.
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