Most will lose. But a few, the most important Mrs. Greene of them all, won. Claiming victory on Tuesday night, she said she was “fed up with what I saw from the Inverted Republicans” as she told Democrats.
“Republicans are against me,” Mrs. Greene said. “The DC wetlands are against me. And the false media hates my gut. It is a badge of honor. It is not that I win. This is a referendum based on the beliefs of each of us. “
During his campaign, Mr. Cowan adopted a slogan summarizing the predicament that Ms. Greene posed to Republicans: “All conservatives, no one must be confused.”;
“She’s not conservative – she’s crazy,” Mr. Cowan told Politico before the sprint sprinted. “She deserves a YouTube channel, not a seat in Congress. She is a circus actor. “
Mr. Cowan is not alone in evaluating Greene, who runs a construction company with her husband. This year, she was rebuked by Republican Congressional leaders after videos on Facebook showed she made offensive remarks about Blacks, Jews and Muslims. Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise, a member of the House minority, openly campaigned for Mr. Cowan and helped him raise money.
Republicans, however, were largely inconsistent in their opposition to Greene’s candidacy. The official leadership kept his neutral stance and Trump’s only comment on the race came in the form of a congratulatory tweet following her strong performance in the first preliminary round in June, when she nearly doubling Mr. Cowan’s total votes.
Ms. Greene has raised thousands of dollars from Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, a senior Republican lawmaker and president’s favorite, and a political action committee with which he is associated, House of Representatives Freedom Fund. She also received a modest four-figure donation from political action committees linked to Mark Meadows, the former North Carolina representative, who is now chief of staff for Trump and Koch Industries, the party’s financial pillar. Republic.