May 25, 2022
High-stakes primary results 5/24/22 Transcript
Results of the high-profile primary races on 5/24/22. Read the transcript here.
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Speaker 1: (00:00)
This morning results in some big primary races giving new insight into how much clout former president Trump continues to have. In Georgia it was a Trump versus Pence endorsement showdown in the governor’s race. Incumbent Brian Kemp defeated Trump backed David Purdue in the race for governor. Kemp, endorsed by former vice president Pence, infuriated Trump when he refused to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state in 2020.
Brian Kemp: (00:27)
There were a lot of people that said I wouldn’t beat the incumbent state Senator, but I knew better.
Speaker 1: (00:32)
Kemp will now face Stacy Abrams again in November. In 2018, Kemp beat Abrams by just 55,000 votes. Also in Georgia, Brad Raffensperger, the secretary of state who refused to find extra votes for Trump, winning in his closely watched battle against Jody Heiss, who still contends Georgia’s presidential election was a fraud. In Arkansas, former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders winning the Republican nomination for governor, and in Texas, a political blow to the Bush family and the race for attorney general. George P. Bush, Jeb’s son lost to scandal ridden and Trump backed incumbent Ken Paxton. Bush, referencing the Uvalde school shooting in his concession speech. “It is important to keep life’s temporary disappointments in perspective. There are grieving parents in South Texas today.” Two other Trump backed candidates won in Georgia last night. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and former NFL player Herschel Walker, who’s running for the Senate.
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