Most Georgia Incumbents Easily Survive Primary Elections
We look at the results of yesterday’s primary elections in Georgia. The outsider fever that has taken hold in much of the country this year wasn’t apparent in key races here.
Two GOP U.S. House incumbents – Barry Loudermilk (11th District) and Doug Collins (9th District) – both won their primaries without runoffs despite facing a number of opponents who called them out of touch with their districts’ conservative political leanings.
In two key Georgia legislative races, the incumbents survived despite tough challenges, too:
Sen. Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta) was attacked for supporting the transportation tax bill that passed last year, and for favoring expansion of MARTA to North Fulton County. But he won easily. So did Speaker of the House David Ralston, even though he led the House effort to pass the transportation tax.
The panel goes into more depth on these and other races.
Then, a look at where the presidential race stands today:
Donald Trump reminds voters of her husband’s infidelities, and accuses her of protecting him by attacking the women who said he had affairs with them.
Clinton remains unruffled and attacks Trump’s business acumen.
Bradley George – GPB Atlanta "Morning Edition" host
Greg Bluestein – AJC political reporter
Todd Rehm – GOP political strategist and editor of Georgia Pundit