Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene easily wins renomination in Georgia primary elections

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), a very outspoken supporter of former President Donald Trump, managed in her first term in office to make enemies of not just the Democratic Party and much of the media but also broad swathes of the Republican Party establishment.

Yet, despite the collection of political forces arrayed against her, Greene just handily won her primary contest to be renominated as the GOP candidate for Georgia’s 14th District, The Washington Times reported.

In truth, it was no contest at all, as Greene, who enjoyed the full backing of Trump’s endorsement, prevailed with nearly 70 percent of the vote while her nearest Republican challenger garnered less than 17 percent support.

Greene wins renomination

According to the election results posted online by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office following Tuesday’s primary elections, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Greene prevailed in the 14th District GOP primary with more than 72,000 votes, or roughly 69.5 percent of the more than 103,600 total votes cast in the race.

In a distant second place was the Republican establishment’s choice, healthcare executive Jennifer Strahan, who earned around 17,572 votes for a 16.95 percent share of all votes cast.

The Times noted that Strahan had the support of outside groups based in Washington, D.C., had raised around $400,000 to finance her challenge against Greene, and had run sharp attack ads against the embattled incumbent congresswoman.

Among top congressional fundraisers

In the Democratic primary contest to pick a nominee in the deeply red district, less than 27,000 total votes were cast and, of those, candidate Marcus Flowers easily prevailed with slightly more than 20,000 votes, or nearly 75 percent of all votes cast.

The Associated Press reported that Flowers is a U.S. Army veteran who managed to raise upwards of $8.1 million.

However, and in spite of — or perhaps because of — the concerted opposition against her, Greene was among the top fundraisers in all of Congress and raised more than $9 million, of which roughly $6.6 million was spent during the primary race.

Confirmed enemy of the political establishment

Rep. Greene had made herself an enemy of the uniparty political establishment in D.C. almost immediately with her outspoken support for former President Trump and staunch opposition to the election of President Joe Biden, who in her view benefited from voter fraud and a stolen election.

Greene was kicked off of all of her committee assignments by the Democratic majority, banned from Twitter over controversial commentary, and all but ostracized by a majority of her colleagues on both the right and left in Congress. She even survived a legal challenge to have her removed from the ballot over allegations that she participated as an “insurrectionist” in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot of 2021.

Barring any unforeseen developments, the widely despised congresswoman will almost certainly win re-election in November, and it will be interesting to see how her colleagues treat her after she has prevailed against every challenge and obstacle placed in her path.

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