Welcome to special coverage of the Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas primaries and runoffs in Texas from Post Politics Now.
Primary elections live updates: Big races are on the ballot in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas
Today, Republican voters in Georgia will decide a marquee primary contest for governor between incumbent Brian Kemp and former U.S. senator David Perdue, an election that could be a big setback for former president Donald Trump as he tries to play GOP kingmaker. Trump is backing Perdue, who has echoed Trump’s baseless claims of 2020 election fraud, while the heavily favored Kemp is supported by former vice president Mike Pence.
Also in Georgia: Trump’s preferred candidate, former football star Herschel Walker, is expected to prevail in the GOP Senate primary. And Trump is backing Rep. Jody Hice (R) in a bid to knock off Georgia’s incumbent secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, who stood up to Trump’s false election claims in 2020.
In Alabama, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) is trying to win a GOP Senate primary after losing Trump’s support against well-funded opponents Katie Britt and Mike Durant.