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Here are the results from major contests in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas.


Ever since former President Donald J. Trump lost in the state of Georgia in the 2020 presidential election, he has sought revenge on incumbent Republicans he blamed for not helping him cancel. the results.

On Tuesday, Mr. Trump lost again in Georgia, as his endorsed candidates lost in their Republican primaries for governor, secretary of state and attorney general.

But those weren’t the only races voters decided on Tuesday. Here’s a look at the winners and losers of some of the biggest contests in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas:

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger defeated Representative Jody Hice, the Trump-endorsed candidate who had embraced Mr. Trump’s lie about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.

Mr Trump targeted Mr Raffensperger after he resisted the former president’s call to “find” additional votes after his 2020 loss in the state. Mr. Trump’s involvement in the main event has elevated a normally overlooked contest into one of the highest-profile races in the country so far this year.

Mr. Raffensperger, who has marketed himself to voters as a champion of “election integrity,” will face the winner of the Democratic primary this fall. This primary is heading for a second round. Bee Nguyen, a member of the Georgia General Assembly, was the top voter but did not cross the 50% threshold, and will face either Dee Dawkins-Haigler, a former state representative, or Michael Owens, a cybersecurity expert and former sailor.

Governor Brian Kemp defeated David Perdue, the former president’s hand-picked candidate, to win Georgia’s Republican nomination for governor. Mr Kemp will face Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate, whom he narrowly beat four years ago.

Mr. Kemp infuriated Mr. Trump by not supporting his efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results. Mr. Trump then recruited a series of candidates across the state to challenge lawmakers like Mr. Kemp .

It is perhaps the biggest loss yet for Mr. Trump in his war against Republicans who do not support his election lie. While Mr. Perdue embraced Mr. Trump’s lies, Mr. Kemp did not and used the power of his office to focus on issues like guns and the economy to please voters conservatives.

Chris Carr, the state’s attorney general, also beat his Trump-backed challenger John Gordon to win the Republican nomination for the post. Mr. Gordon had also embraced Mr. Trump’s election lie and made it a key part of his appeal to voters.

Herschel Walker, the former soccer star and Trump-backed Senate candidate, defeated a crowded field of challengers. Mr Walker’s stardom, fundraising prowess and backing from the former president have helped put distance between him and his lesser-known challengers.

It also helped him brush aside questions about false claims he made about his business history and accusations that he abused his former partner. Mr Walker will now face Senator Raphael Warnock, who was elected to the seat in a high-profile contest last year and raised record sums ahead of the general election.

Mr Warnock’s victory last year helped give Democrats control of this chamber, and Republicans are eager to win back the seat.

Rep. Lucy McBath defeated Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux and won the Democratic nomination for Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District.

It was a primary battle sparked by a Republican-controlled redistricting process. After Republican lawmakers withdrew some Democratic voters from Ms. McBath’s district, she decided to run in the neighboring district, where Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux was also seeking re-election.

Ms. McBath is a black woman from suburban Atlanta and has been embraced by several liberal organizations and some progressives like Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts. Ms. Bourdeaux, a white moderate, has seduced those who are historically located in center-right territory.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a first-term Republican known for her far-right beliefs, defeated a crowded field of challengers to win the Republican nomination in her district. Ms Greene was stripped of two committee assignments last year for endorsing violence against Democrats and spreading dangerous and bigoted misinformation.

Some Republicans in his district have questioned whether voters would rebel, as they did last week when they pushed back against Madison Cawthorn, another far-right first-term House member who had been engulfed in political scandals. another guy. They do not have.

Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas defeated George P. Bush to win the Republican nomination for the post.

Mr. Paxton embraced Mr. Trump’s lies about the 2020 election and was counting on Mr. Trump’s endorsement to help shield him from a host of scandals. He was charged with criminal charges of securities fraud and several of his top aides claimed he abused his office by helping a wealthy donor. Mr Paxton has also been charged with abuse of power and corruption.

Mr. Bush has tried to align himself with Mr. Trump, distancing himself from the Bush political dynasty, which had largely united against Mr. Trump. His defeat may signal that the once powerful Bush surname has become a political liability in the state.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a former White House press secretary under Mr Trump and daughter of former Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, easily won the Republican nomination for governor of the state. Ms Sanders beat Doc Washburn, a conservative local radio host who was fired after choosing not to comply with his station’s Covid-19 vaccine requirement.

Mr Trump turned on Rep. Mo Brooks as he slid in the polls earlier this year, but Mr Brooks has regained enough traction with voters to qualify for the second round with the top voter in the race,

Katie Britt, a former aide to outgoing Senator Richard Shelby, whom they hope to replace.

Ms Britt, Mr Brooks and a third main candidate, Mike Durant, a military contractor, did not agree to debate, so voter impressions were shaped to an unusual degree by advertisements, many of which were funded by super-PACs and outside groups.

The race between Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat who opposes abortion rights, and his progressive challenger, Jessica Cisneros, an immigration lawyer, appeared too close to call at 1 a.m. Wednesday. a.m. Eastern Time (results are updated in real time here).

The winner will run in November against Republican candidate Cassy Garcia, who worked as senior aide to Sen. Ted Cruz.

In the Democratic runoff, immigration and abortion rights were central issues. Ms. Cisneros has positioned herself as a proponent of abortion rights and criticized the incumbent as the last anti-abortion Democrat in Congress. Mr. Cuellar ran ads calling Ms. Cisneros’ stance on border security extreme and potentially dangerous for residents of that border district.



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