Who Won and Who lost in Tuesday’s Elections
Voters in Alabama, Georgia, Virginia and Washington, DC, weighed in Tuesday in the Senate, House and other offices elections. And Texas officials announced the results of a recount in a closely-watched Democratic House primary.
Here’s a rundown of some of the most notable wins and losses:
Katie Britt, a former lobbyist and chief of staff to Senator Richard Shelby, convincingly defeated Representative Mo Brooks in a runoff election for the Republican Senate nomination. Former President Donald J. Trump had initially supported Mr Brooks, but he withdrew that support in March when the congressman’s poll numbers slumped. This month, in the closing days of the race, Mr Trump backed Ms Britt.
The owner of a transportation company, Mike Collins, easily caught the Republican runoff in Georgia’s 10th congressional district, shoving aside Vernon Jones, a former state legislator who had the backing of Mr. Trump.
Rich McCormick, a physician and retired Marine, defeated Jake Evans, the former chair of Georgia’s ethics committee and the son of a Trump administration ambassador, in the Republican primary for Georgia’s sixth congressional district. Mr. Evans was endorsed by Mr. Trump.
Bee Nguyen, a state representative, won the Democratic nomination for secretary of state. She will face Republican incumbent, Brad Raffensperger, who opposed Mr Trump’s demands to “find” additional votes that would help him topple 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 primaries in the Second Congressional district. Mr. West will face Representative Sanford Bishop Jr., a moderate Democrat.
Jen Kiggans, a state senator, picked up the Republican nomination in the Second Congressional district, defeating Jarome Bell, who had called for the execution of people convicted of voter fraud. Ms. Kiggans will face Representative 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, triumphed in the Republican primary in the state’s seventh congressional district. She will face Representative Abigail Spanberger, a controversial Democrat.
Representative Henry Cuellar, the nine-year-old congressman from South Texas, has defeated his progressive challenger, Jessica Cisneros, a lawyer, in a recount of their second-round ballots on May 24. In November, Mr. Cuellar will face Cassy Garcia, a former aide to Senator Ted Cruz who won the Republican nomination.
Maya King and Jazmine Ulloa reported.