Republican voters also selected a candidate in the Minnesota Congressional campaign in a 2016 presidential district for President Donald Trump and is now represented by the Party Congress. Collin Peterson democracy is at stake.
Those are some of the highest results from a series of elections on Tuesday in Georgia, Connecticut, Vermont, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Omar defeated a well-funded Democratic Party challenger in Minnesota̵7;s 5th Congressional District on Tuesday.
The congresswoman was faced with attacks from challenger Antone Melton-Meaux that she was divisive and too focused on building a national profile, but she eventually won the race. .
Democrats of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York and Rashida Tlaib in Michigan, also members of the “Squad”, faced similar attacks in their main races but succeeded work in countering those challenges earlier this year.
Melton-Meaux, a lawyer who runs mediation operations and a first-time candidate for the elected office, doesn’t have as many national records as the challengers who went against Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib, but he still raise a considerable amount of money. He raised more than $ 4.1 million on July 22, according to Federal Election Commission data, while Omar raised about $ 4.3 million on the same day.
Omar’s candid support of progressive priorities has earned her the devoted political left’s support. At the same time, her rhetoric regarding Israel made her the target of criticism of Republicans as well as some members of her political party. California House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of House Democrats have publicly called on Omar to apologize for comments they deemed “anti-Semitic language”.
Omar apologized after being scolded by Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives and sought to limit the damage and defeat the skeptics.
As she fought to hold her seat, Omar gained the support of Pelosi, who endorsed her re-election attempt. Thank you Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, along with other progressive leaders and organizations, led by the Justice Democrats, who also gathered in support of Omar before the primary election.
The GOP candidate accepted the conspiracy theory QAnon over Georgia
A preliminary Republican run for Georgia’s 14th Congressional Area, located in the northwest corner of the state, has caught the attention of the nation led by Greene promoting wild and hopeless conspiracy theories. Department is called QAnon.
Greene repeated and promoted QAnon’s theories and phrases, praising the Q myth as “patriot” in a video from 2017 and describing conspiracy theories as “something worth listening to and paying attention to” .
While this theory is silly enough to solicit any interpretations from its followers, QAnon at its core claims that Trump has been secretly fighting to take down a group of pedophile Satan worshipers that have invaded. enter all levels of US government and other elite organizations.
Despite that, Greene prevailed on Tuesday in an early bash against GOP rival John Cowan, questioning what Republicans would do in response.
The position for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District is currently held by Republican Rep. Tom Graves, who has served in the House of Representatives since 2010 and announced last year that he will not run again.
Republicans choose a candidate for Trumpest district represented by a Democrat
In Minnesota, Republican voters picked their candidate in the election campaign to topple the House of Representatives, with CNN predicting that Michelle Fischbach would win the Regional primary election. 7th Minnesota Congress.
The county is currently represented by House Agriculture President Collin Peterson, a Democrat. Peterson County voted for Trump at a bigger margin than anywhere else represented by the Democrats, making him one of the most vulnerable Democrats by 2020.
Tuesday’s Republican primary election was a five-legged race, with former Minnesota Lieutenant Colonel Fischbach and retired Air Force Maj. Dave Hughes among the most popular candidates.
Fischbach won the district’s GOP endorsement in May during a virtual party convention, while Hughes battled Peterson in 2016 and in 2018 when he won nearly 48 percent of the vote compared to Peterson’s 52 percent. .
CNN’s Simone Pathe, Michael Warren and Greg Krieg contributed to this report.