Republicans in Georgia are focusing on keeping Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene under 50% on primary day and forcing her into a runoff.
“If we can get Marjorie to a runoff, I have a feeling a lot of outside support will flow directly to Jennifer once they realize, ‘Wow, this is really in play,’” said Julie Conway, who runs a PAC, Value in Electing Women, that supports Strahan and other Republican women running for Congress.
“If you’re one of the other five candidates in that race, your goal has to be coming in second place and holding Marjorie Taylor Greene under 50” percent, Georgia Republican consultant Chip Lake said. “If you can do those two things, then you live to fight another day.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Primary Opponents Want To Get Her To A Runoff Where Anything Could Happen
There is an assumption that because Greene represents a solidly red House district, she is popular back home, but Greene’s district was drawn and some of her most intense supporters were replaced with black voters. This development doesn’t mean that Democrats could beat the congresswoman in November, but it does open the door to a potentially successful primary challenge.
Republicans who oppose Marjorie Taylor Greene think that they have a chance to beat her in a runoff, but to test their theory, her opponents must first stop Greene from capturing a majority of the vote.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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