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two candidates Republicans to the House of Representatives supported by former United States President Donald Trump (2017-2021) lost their primaries in the state of Georgia on Tuesday, although the winners have sought to show closeness to the former president despite not having his explicit support.

Vernon Jones, A former Democrat who joined the Republican Party in 2021 and who calls himself “the black Donald Trump” lost in the second round against Mike Collins, the son of a former congressman.

Collins has received the support of the Governor of GeorgiaBrian Kemp whom the “trumpist” wing of the Republicans unsuccessfully tried to dethrone in May after blaming him for the former president’s defeat against Joe Biden in 2021.

The Republican governor unleashed Trump’s wrath by refusing to call a special session of the legislature to overturn the results of the election two years ago for fraud that did not exist.

Still, Collins himself has declared himself a “pro-Trump” Republican during his campaign.

Something similar happens with the candidate who has defeated the lawyer Jake Evans -who had received the explicit support of Donald Trump-, Rich McCormick.

McCormick, a doctor and former Marine who will now face Democrat Bob Christian in the Nov. 8 election, was described as an “America Always First” candidate, a reference to Trump’s famous catchphrase, during a campaign ad.

In the Alabama Republican primary, on the other hand, the candidate supported by the former president for the Senate Katie Britt won the ultra-conservative Mo Brooks, who lost favor with Trump after suggesting that it was legally impossible for the former president to return to power after confirmation. of Joe Biden’s victory.

Brooks has long been an ally of the former president, even giving a speech to Trump supporters near the White House shortly before the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.

Britt, who was an intern for Alabama Senator Richard Shelby, who will retire in November and whose position the Republican is running for, would become the youngest woman in the US Senate to win the November election.

On the Democratic side, the mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, won her party’s primaries, so she is on her way to chaining her third consecutive term as head of the City Council of the US capital.

Bowser, who represents the more moderate wing of the party, defeated two leftist candidates and could become the second person to serve three consecutive terms as Washington mayor if she wins in November in a city that tends to vote Democratic.

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