At Georgia GOP Convention, Senate Primary Continues to Cause Headaches

June 7, 2021

“Big-name Republicans” are skipping the race and Trump’s Hand-Picked Senate Candidate “MIA”

Trump’s top pick for U.S. Senate was “MIA,” a growing primary field leaned into debunked conspiracy theories for cheap applause lines, and the GOP relitigated 2020 instead of offering a clear vision for 2022. 

Here’s what you need to know about the messy Senate primary following the GOP Convention: 

  • Trump’s hand-picked Senate candidate, Herschel Walker, was “MIAfrom the event altogether. As described in AJC’s The Jolt this AM, Walker “skipped the gathering” — and state GOP leaders and activists are “running out of patience” with the former president’s top choice.

“Potential GOP candidates for the Senate primary — at least the ones who showed up — spent the weekend relitigating debunked conspiracy theories and taking political litmus tests at the expense of Georgia,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.  “It’s clear that the GOP Senate primary is shaping up to be a crowded race full of candidates who are completely out of touch with the challenges Georgians are facing.”

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