Results from Georgia’s less prominent primary elections
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 10:23 PM EDT|Updated: May. 25, 2022 at 1:44 PM EDT
ATLANTA - The gubernatorial and Senate primaries were among the more prominent races Tuesday in Georgia, but there were a host of others.
Here’s a look at some primary results of interest:
- Attorney General Chris Carr beat John Gordon, who campaigned largely on former President Donald Trump’s unproven claims that widespread fraud swayed the 2020 election. Gordon campaigned on former President Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was rigged.
- Insurance Commissioner John King defeated Trump-backed Patrick Witt.
- Republican state school Superintendent Richard Woods won a primary challenge by his predecessor, John Barge.
- Rep. Lucy McBath won the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District.
- Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene coasted to victory in her primary. Greene, a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump, defeated five other Republicans in her quest for re-election this November. Greene advances to the November election against Democratic primary winner Marcus Flowers in northwest Georgia’s 14th District.
- Andrew Clyde won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District.
- Drew Ferguson won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District.
- Sanford Bishop won the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District.
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