Katie Britt wins Alabama Republican Senate primary runoff

Rich McCormick participates in the debate on the Republican primary runoff election from Georgia’s 6th congressional district on June 6. (Brynn Anderson/Pool/AP)

Rich McCormick, an ER physician and retired sailor, will win the Republican nomination for CNN Projects from Georgia’s 6th congressional district.

McCormick, who won a plurality of votes in the May 24 primary, faced attorney Jake Evans in Tuesday’s runoff for the Metro Atlanta District. Although Evans enjoyed the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, he did not improve much on his 24% performance in the primary.

McCormick, meanwhile, had support from other Republican Party members, including House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, as well as PAC support for the Club for Growth. He was also the estate’s top fundraiser, raising over $3 million and nearly double what Evans brought in.

Although he lacked the support of the former president, McCormick presented himself as a MAGA-style conservative.

This is McCormick’s second run for Congress. In 2020, he lost a close race against Democratic Representative Carolyn Bordeaux in the neighboring 7th congressional district. After the census-based redistricting placed part of the old 7th District into the new 6th District, McCormick launched his bid for the most Republican-friendly seat. (The current House member for 6th, Democratic Rep. Lucy McBath, defeated Bordeaux last month in a primary to represent the new 7th.)

The new district is heavily Republican, and McCormick is the clear favorite to win the seat in November.


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