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Republican Primary Results Set Up November Clashes

The numbers were varied.

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Tuesday primary results across the nation told different stories. In Georgia former President Trump lost 3 big proxy primary races in the gubernatorial, secretary of state, and attorney general contests. Yet he won in the Senate primary. Thus results were mixed, with a net loss for Trump.

However, his proxy win rate is still quite strong and regardless of several Tuesday disappointments he remains a kingmaker in the Republican Party. In the general sense Trump is still very strong in a matchup with Biden.

In related news, George P. Bush lost the Texas Attorney General race. His family brand is at a serious low.

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“History has shown there can be second acts in American politics, so I wouldn’t say never. But I think that he is politically greatly diminished from the results last night,” longtime Texas based GOP strategist Brendan Steinhauser told press.

Matt Mackowiak, a veteran Austin, Texas-based Republican consultant and chair of Travis County GOP, said, “You can never count out anyone who can raise money, but George P. Bush’s political future is uncertain. I expect him to finish his term and return to private business as he considers his future. It’s not clear when another Bush family member will win elected office…It’s been 18 years since George W. Bush appeared on a ballot. The party has changed, the base has changed, and the times have changed.”

Winner Ken Paxton commented on his victory, “I’m kind of in the way of the Bush dynasty plan, to move that guy up to bigger and higher offices…. It is a reality that he’s kind of the last one and they had big plans for him to be probably governor or president of the United States and this was just a steppingstone.”

Former New Hampshire Attorney General Tom Rath said, “I don’t think there’s anyone at the moment that’s looking to the Bush family for either a candidate or leadership right now.”

And the November Georgia gubernatorial race is off and running. Kemp spox have already hit Stacey Abrams, hard. Tate Mitchell, press secretary for the Kemp for Governor campaign, told media, “Under Governor Kemp’s leadership, unemployment is at historic lows, more Georgians are working than ever before and Georgia announced the two largest economic development projects in state history in just over six months,” Mitchell said. “With Abrams in charge, the disastrous Biden agenda of 40-year high inflation, open borders, record gas prices and soft-on-crime policies would be the law of the land in the Peach State.

“While Stacey spends her time in ballrooms with left-wing activists calling Georgia the ‘worst state to live,’ Governor Kemp will continue fighting to keep Georgia the best place to live, work and raise a family,” he added.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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