Democrats, Republicans Face Tests in Tuesday's Primaries
On Tuesday, voters are going to the polls in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Alabama and Georgia to decide primary and runoff elections — races that will bring further insight into what to expect going into the 2022 midterm elections in November.
In D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser is facing strong primary competition from D.C. Council member Robert White, who has solid name recognition. In Alabama and Georgia, there are closely watched runoff elections between Mo Brooks and Katie Britt (for the Alabama Senate seat) and Vernon Jones and Mike Collins (for a Georgia House seat).
In Virginia, there is a competitive race in the Republican primary in the state's coastal 2nd District, and six Republicans are seeking to have the chance to run against vulnerable Democratic incumbent Rep. Abigail Spanberger in the 7th District..
Coverage from across the political spectrum highlighted the primaries and runoffs, especially in D.C., Georgia and Alabama.
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From the RightD.C. voters to decide next mayor, other races in Democratic primary
D.C. residents go to the polls Tuesday to vote in the city’s Democratic primary elections, which will likely determine the winners of November general elections, including the mayoral race.
Mayor Muriel Bowser, a two-term incumbent, faces a strong challenge from D.C. Council member Robert White (at-large), as well as competition from council member Trayon White (Ward 8) and activist James Butler. (Robert White and Trayon White are not related.)
Ravi Perry, a political science professor at Howard University, noted Ms. Bowser’s advantages as the incumbent, but he also pointed out that Robert...
From the LeftAll the seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s primaries
Republican voters will effectively pick the next member of Congress for a handful of open, deep-red congressional seats in Tuesday’s primaries — including a Senate seat in Alabama that’s been the subject of one of the strangest and most dramatic races of 2022.
There, the fight to replace retiring GOP Sen. Richard Shelby has come down to Rep. Mo Brooks and Katie Britt, Shelby’s former chief of staff — and, as often happens in GOP primaries these days, Donald Trump. A handful of safely Republican House districts in Georgia and Alabama will also see...
From the Center7 races to watch Tuesday, from Alabama to Georgia and beyond
Three states are holding primary runoff elections on Tuesday, while voters in Washington, D.C., and Virginia will hold nominating contests that could have implications for well-known Democratic incumbents.
In Alabama, one of the states with a closely watched runoff election, Rep. Mo Brooks and former Senate aide Katie Britt will face off for the GOP Senate nomination, while voters in Georgia are set to deliver verdicts on a pair of House candidates endorsed by former President Trump.
So, there’s plenty to keep an eye on. Here are seven races to watch on Tuesday.
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