4 takeaways from Tuesday's elections in Alabama, Virginia, Georgia and DC
June 22, 2022 at 12:35
Tuesday's elections also set the matchups for several key House races in Virginia and Georgia.
And in Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser won her Democratic primary and is now poised to win a third term.
Here are four takeaways from Tuesday's primaries and runoffs in Alabama, Georgia, Virginia and Washington, DC:Trump-backed Britt beats Trump loyalist Brooks in AlabamaAlabama Rep. Mo Brooks had the support of much of Fox's prime-time lineup, a raft of conservative activists, Sens.
Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky, a slew of conservative House members and more in Alabama's Republican primary runoff to replace retiring Sen. Richard Shelby.
But Trump also dumped Brooks while the congressman was lagging in the polls.
Jones, a long-time Trump ally, had initially sought to run against Kemp in the gubernatorial primary.
Bowser poised for third term as DC mayorAfter winning the Democratic primary Tuesday, Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser is now all but certain to become the first DC mayor to win a third term since Marion Barry did it in 1986.
Bowser defeated DC Councilmembers Robert White and Trayon White and 2018 mayoral candidate James Butler in a race that focused on violent crime.
The nation's capitol is heavily Democratic, so the party's primary effectively determines the winner of the mayor's race.
Matchups set in key House races in Virginia and GeorgiaTuesday's elections also set the matchups for several competitive House races.
Virginia Republicans chose state Sen. Jen Kiggans to take on Democratic Rep. Rep. Elaine Luria in the Virginia Beach-based 2nd District, setting the matchup for what's expected to be one of the nation's most competitive House races, CNN projected.
But CNN projected Tuesday that Hunt lost to Chris West, a 38-year-old attorney and former Georgia Air National Guard officer who is White.