Emergency Room Physician Rich McCormick Defeats Attorney Jake Evans Tuesday Despite Calling Out the Former President Republican ‘Maga Yoddha’ at a rally the night before.
McCormick defeated Evans by a margin of 20 points in the race for the state’s sixth district in the northern suburbs of Atlanta.
democrat-Republican-turned-Vernon Jones was also defeated in the 10th District of East Atlanta by Mike Collins, the owner of the trucking company.
Trump had persuaded Jones to run for the seat and abandoned his long-winded bid for governor to clear the field for his chosen candidate, former Sen. David Perdue.
Purdue lost to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, who supported Collins. The seat is being vacated by Republican Representative Jody Hiss, who also lost his bid to oust Republican Secretary of State Brad Riffensperger, another top Trump target.
Despite Tuesday’s defeat, Trump won in Alabama when attorney and businesswoman Katie Britt defeated Moe Brooks for Rep. managing committee Nominations, which saw their voting numbers drop after the former president withdrew his support.
Emergency room physician Rich McCormick defeated Donald Trump-backed attorney Jake Evans in the race for Georgia’s congressional. He is pictured celebrating Tuesday at his campaign headquarters
McCormick and Evans were the two top finishers in the May 24 Georgia primary.
However, no candidate received enough votes to reach the 50 percent threshold required to win the primary, thus triggering a runoff election.
McCormick, who won the Republican bid for Georgia’s sixth congressional district on Tuesday, celebrated victory from his campaign headquarters.
According to Fox 5’s Joy Dukes, who posted a brief video clip of his speech on Twitter, he said, “We’ve got a task to do… let’s start doing it.”
The former military pilot and emergency room doctor was met with cheers and applause following his remarks.
He earlier ran for Congress in 2020. He lost the bid for the state’s seventh congressional district in a narrow race against Democrat Caroline Bordeaux.
McCormick (right) beat Evans (left) by a margin of 20 points in the runoff primary race on Tuesday. The pair were the two top finishers in the May 24 Georgia primary, but neither achieved the 50% threshold required to win. He is pictured during a debate on 6 June
The runoff between McCormick and Evans centered on their Republican ideals, with both candidates alleging that the other was not conservative enough.
His opponent had the support of Trump. The former president held a tele-rally on Monday night, in which he called on his supporters to vote for Evans.
During the program, Trump said, ‘Jake has been a fearless defender of our Constitution.
‘Jake risked his entire career – he took a huge risk, his entire career in fact – to fight for election integrity for Pennsylvania’s illegal and unconstitutional election law to change all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States came.’
Trump called Evans a “maga warrior” and argued that Georgia’s lawyer would be chosen for the position and that he would do an “incredible job.”
Evans (right) was backed by former President Donald Trump (left), who called the attorney a ‘maga warrior’ during a tele-rally on Monday. The pair is pictured together in an undated photo
‘Jake will be your congressman. I think he will do an incredible job,’ the former president said Monday night. ‘The media has been very tough on that.’
‘He’s a good man, he’s a great gentleman, and he has a great future, so I support Jake Evans.’
Evans, who appeared with Trump at the virtual event, alleged that the former president’s endorsement had ‘catapulted’ his campaign.
He urged “every patriot” to vote to support him in Tuesday’s race and argued that unlike McCormick, he would fight for the people of Georgia.
“There’s a staunch conservative in this race, someone who’s going to fight for you, fighting against the establishment, and then there’s another candidate who’s more squishy, bought by special interests,” Evans said.
Trump-backed Jones was also defeated in Tuesday’s election by trucking company owner Collins, son of former Congressman Mac Collins.
Collins took first place in the May primary against Jones and several other Republicans. But, he fell short of the majority support needed to secure the nomination.
The businessman was backed by Gov. Kemp, who analysts allege turned the runoff into a ‘proxy war’ between Trump and the Georgia leader.
“I am proud to support Mike Collins to become the next Congressman for the 10th Congressional District of Georgia,” Kemp said in a statement last week. ‘I will cast my vote for Mike Collins in the June 21 GOP runoff, and I ask fellow Republicans across the district to join me in sending a credible conservative to Washington!’
Kemp successfully defeated Trump-backed candidate Perdue in the Georgia gubernatorial primary on May 24.
Political analysts allege that the way the 10th District prepares to elect Republicans will “run to victory” in November’s election.
Although Trump’s losing streak in Georgia continued as he suffered two bad defeats in the state primaries, the former president saw success in Alabama.
Katie Britt has won the Republican nomination for the Senate in Alabama, defeating six-time Congressman Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after former Trump took the unusual step of rescinding her endorsement.
The defeat ended a turbulent campaign for Brooks, a conservative firebrand who had fully embraced Trump’s election lies and ran under the banner of ‘Maga Mo’.
Trump initially backed Brooks in the spring of 2021, rewarding a fervent champion of his unsubstantiated claims of a stolen election.
Brooks voted against attesting to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential election victory and made a fiery speech at a rally ahead of the US Capitol uprising, telling the crowd, “Today is the day the American Patriots begin to name.” Let’s do it and kick it.’
But nearly a year later, Trump withdrew his support after the pair’s relationship soured and ended up as a conservative firebrand in the polls.
Trump blamed his decision on comments that Brooks made months ago at an August rally, when he said it was time for the party to move on from the 2020 presidential race — remarks Trump claimed. Brooks is one of the most conservative members of Congress. Was ‘wake up.’
The move was widely seen as an attempt by Trump to save face, among other pitfalls, and Brooks alleged that it came after informing Trump that by ‘cancelling’ the 2020 election, Biden would There was no way to remove it from power, or to keep a new special one. Election for the presidency.
Trump’s un-support was widely expected to end Brooks’ campaign. Instead, Brooks finished second in the state’s May 24 primary, earning 29 percent of Brit’s 45 percent of the vote and forcing a runoff.
Brooks once again tried to get Trump to endorse her, but Trump, who has had a mixed record in endorsing winning candidates, chose Britt Shelby’s former chief of staff instead.
While Brooks, 68, and Britt, 40, hold similar views, their race represents a struggle between two wings of the party and different generations.
Brooks, known for his bombastic oratory style, described the race as a battle for the soul of the Republican Party, pitting the ‘true conservative’ wing against the founding members of the GOP. He has derided Britt as RINO – GOP derogatory meaning ‘Republican in name only’ – and maintained that he is the only person with a proven conservative record.
The six-term Congressman and founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus also began the ‘Fire McConnell Tour’ of the town hall, making opposition to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a pillar of his campaign.
He has the support of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who say he will be a necessary hard-line addition to the Senate.
“It’s a race about conservatives versus the establishment,” Paul said Friday in northern Alabama. ‘We need a fighter. If you send us any old Republicans we’re not going to get it. We need a fighter like Mo Brooks.
Meanwhile, Britt has projected himself as a new generation of conservative leaders. She is supported by Shelby and other establishment Republicans, but asserts her own social conservative beliefs and has tried to portray Brooks as a career politician.
‘People want new blood. They need fresh blood. They want someone who will go to DC, fight for their values and for the hardworking people of Alabama,’ Britt told reporters on Tuesday, as she shared her husband, former New England Patriots player Wesley Britt, and two Voted with kids.