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Trump Suffers Several Losses With Georgia Candidates in Primary

  • Perdue, backed by Trump, lost to incumbent governor Kemp
  • Former president targeted three top officeholders for defeat
Brian Kemp, governor of Georgia

Brian Kemp, governor of Georgia

Photographer: Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg
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Georgia headlined a spate of primaries across the US South on Tuesday, where several of Donald Trump’s hand-picked challengers lost races to incumbents who had refused to overturn his 2020 electoral defeat. 

Republican Governor Brian Kemp beat former US Senator David Perdue, dealing a blow to Trump’s efforts to exact political revenge over his 2020 election loss to now President Joe Biden.