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Who won and who lost in Tuesday’s elections

By Azi Paybarah

Voters in Alabama, Georgia, Virginia and Washington, D.C., weighed in on elections for the Senate, House and other offices Tuesday. And officials in Texas announced the results of a recount in a closely watched Democratic primary for the House.

Here is a rundown of some of the most notable wins and losses:


— Katie Britt, a former lobbyist and chief of staff to Sen. Richard Shelby, convincingly defeated Rep. Mo Brooks in a runoff for the Republican nomination for Senate. Former President Donald Trump had initially endorsed Brooks, but he withdrew that support in March as the congressman’s poll numbers sagged. This month, in the race’s final days, Trump endorsed Britt.


— Mike Collins, owner of a trucking company, easily captured the Republican runoff in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, brushing aside Vernon Jones, a former state lawmaker who had the backing of Trump.

— Rich McCormick, a physician and retired Marine, defeated Jake Evans, former chair of Georgia’s ethics commission and the son of a Trump administration ambassador, in the Republican primary runoff for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Evans had been endorsed by Trump.

— Bee Nguyen, a state representative, won the Democratic nomination for secretary of state. She will face the Republican incumbent, Brad Raffensperger, who resisted Trump’s demands to “find” additional votes that would help him overturn the 2020 presidential contest in the state.

— Jeremy Hunt, a well-funded retired Army captain backed by top Republican leaders, was defeated by Chris West, a lawyer and Air National Guard officer, in the Republican primary in the 2nd Congressional District. West will face Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr., a moderate Democrat.


— Jen Kiggans, a state senator, picked up the Republican nomination in the 2nd Congressional District, handily beating Jarome Bell, who had called for the execution of people convicted of voter fraud. Kiggans will face Rep. Elaine Luria, a Democrat, in what is expected to be a highly competitive House race in the fall.

— Yesli Vega, a sheriff’s deputy on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, prevailed in the Republican primary in the state’s 7th Congressional District. She will take on Rep. Abigail Spanberger, an embattled Democrat.

Washington, D.C.

— Mayor Muriel Bowser, who is seeking a third term, won her Democratic primary.


— Rep. Henry Cuellar, a nine-term congressman from South Texas, has defeated his progressive challenger, Jessica Cisneros, a lawyer, according to a recount of ballots from their May 24 runoff. In November, Cuellar will face Cassy Garcia, a former aide to Sen. Ted Cruz who won the Republican nomination.

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