Primary Elections: Georgia, Alabama, and Arkansas primaries; Texas Runoff News

Welcome to special coverage of the primaries and ballots from Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas to Texas from Post the policy now.

Today, Katie Britt and Rep. Mo Brooks are heading to a runoff in Alabama’s GOP Senate primary, the Associated Press said. Britt is a former aide to Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), who is retiring and helped boost her candidacy by donating millions of her campaign funds to a super PAC that supports her. She will face Brooks (R), support for whom Trump stepped down as his campaign appeared to be stalling. The run-off is June 21 and occurs because none of the candidates has obtained more than 50% of the vote.

In Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp won the GOP primary, handily beating former Sen. David Perdue (R), who was recruited and endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Trump is still furious at Kemp’s reluctance to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 victory in the state. Kemp faces a rematch in November against Stacey Abrams, whom he edged out in 2018. Rep. Lucy McBath (D) is expected to win, defeating Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux (D) in the redesigned 7th congressional district, according to the Associated Press. Both Democrats were drawn into the same Metro Atlanta district during the redistricting process.

In Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton won the GOP runoff, beating George P. Bush. Paxton, who is seeking a third term, had Trump’s backing in his run against Bush, grandson and nephew of presidents and son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Paxton won despite a state felony indictment since 2015 and a separate FBI investigation into corruption allegations. He will be favorite in the fall in a state that Trump won by about five points in 2020.

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