Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene WINS re-election despite being outdone by her Democratic opponent
- Greene handily won her scarlet district, though her Democratic challenger, army veteran Marcus Flowers, raised more than $15 million in campaign donations
- Greene, a former construction company owner, has raised nearly $12 million for her reelection
- Last week, Greene suggested on Twitter that it was ‘impossible’ for her to lose the election
- This week, GOP leader Kevin McCarthy Greene pledged to return her committee duties after Democrats kicked her off in 2021
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is expected to win re-election in Georgia’s 14th district, CNN has predicted.
The controversial Georgia Republican is expected to handily win her scarlet district, though her Democratic challenger, army veteran Marcus Flowers, is raising more than $15 million in campaign donations. Greene, a former owner of a construction company, has raised nearly $12 million for her reelection.
Greene’s victory comes as no surprise — three-quarters of voters in the predominantly blue, rural 14th district went for Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
Last week, Greene suggested on Twitter that it was “impossible” for her to lose the election.
“I mean, it’s impossible, so they might as well pile up that $15 million and pour lighter fluid on it and set it on fire,” she wrote.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene expected to win reelection in Georgia’s 14th district, CNN has predicted
The controversial Georgia Republican handily won her scarlet district, though her Democratic challenger, army veteran Marcus Flowers, raised more than $15 million in campaign donations
Greene, the 48-year-old right-wing provocateur, has established a national brand for himself by spreading conspiracy theories and pushing the boundaries with outlandish claims and promises to “impeach Joe Biden.”
This week, GOP leader Kevin McCarthy Greene pledged to return her committee duties after Democrats fired her in 2021 for spreading conspiracy theories and liking a Facebook post calling for the execution of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“She has been duly elected by her district and has the right to serve,” McCarthy told CNN.
Last month, Greene warned that the MAGA base would be “very unhappy” if McCarthy “didn’t give me a lot of power.”
Greene, who has argued for the end of US aid to Ukraine, said at a meeting with Trump in Iowa this week: “The only border they [Democrats] care about is Ukraine. Not America’s southern border. Not a single cent goes to Ukraine among Republicans. Our country comes first.’
McCarthy called Greene’s comparison of Covid-19 mask mandates to the Holocaust “appalling,” and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell called her a “cancer” for the party.
But more recently, the flamboyant congressman has returned to the fold. Greene accompanied McCarthy on a border trip in August and sat right behind him at an event in Pennsylvania where Republicans unveiled their policy agenda.
Greene has said she wants to serve on the House Oversight Committee, where she could play a key role in GOP-led investigations.
Greene has suggested she advocates a nationwide ban on abortion, suspending all immigration for four years, repealing climate change regulations and eliminating funding from the Department of Education.