r/politics 3d ago

Discussion Discussion Thread: 2022 Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and Texas (Runoffs) Primaries

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Nominating contests for the 2022 midterms are being held today in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and Texas, where runoffs from the March 1 primary are being held. Polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm local time in Georgia, Arkansas and Texas; and 7:30 am to 7:30 pm in Alabama.

Notable races:

Tonight's spotlight is on Texas' 28th district, where the last remaining pro-life Democratic Rep, incumbent Henry Cuellar, faces progressive Jessica Cisneros in a bitter runoff race. On the Republican side, the Bush dynasty makes a last stand with George P. Bush challenging incumbent Ken Paxton to be the state attorney general.

Georgia looks set to deliver a rebuke to Trump's endorsement, as incumbent governor Brian Kemp leads polls against Trump-endorsed challenger David Perdue. If Kemp prevails, he will face Stacey Abrams in a rematch of their hard-fought 2018 race. This will also be the first election held under Georgia's new restrictive voting laws.

In Alabama, incumbent governor Kay Ivey faces a primary challenge over her decision to encourage Alabamians to get vaccinated for the corona pandemic. In AL-5, Republican incumbent Rep. Mo Brooks lost Trump's endorsement over urging the GOP move on from the 2020 election he lost; eyes are now on him to see if he can survive the former president's anger.

Meanwhile, former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Sanders appear set to win the gubernatorial primary in Arkansas. The daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, she will be the first woman to lead that state.

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