Katie Britt Wins Heated Alabama GOP Senate Primary Runoff, CNN Projects

Katie Britt Wins Heated Alabama GOP Senate Primary Runoff, CNN Projects

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1 hr 40 min agoCNN Projection: Katie Britt wins Alabama Republican Senate primary runoffFrom CNN staff

Katie Britt stand with her family during her victory party Tuesday evening in Montgomery, Alabama. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser/USA Today Network)Trump-endorsed candidate Katie Britt will win the Alabama Senate Republican nomination, CNN projects.

Britt, the former chief of staff to retiring Republican GOP Sen. Richard Shelby, defeated Rep. Mo Brooks in a runoff election after neither candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the state’s primary.

Former President Trump had initially endorsed Brooks but withdrew that support in March, citing Brooks’ comments about moving past the 2020 election. After the first round, Brooks worked to get Trump to re-endorse him, including in a since-deleted Twitter plea, but Trump ended up endorsing Britt.

3 hr 42 min agoCNN Projection: Yesli Vega will win GOP primary for Virginia’s 7th Congressional DistrictFrom CNN staff

Yesli Vega speaks during a campaign event on June 20 in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  (Nathan Howard/Getty Images)Yesli Vega will win the GOP primary for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, CNN projects.

Vega is a Prince William County supervisor and has the endorsements of conservatives like Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, Virginia GOP Rep. Bob Good, 2018 Virginia GOP Senate nominee Corey Stewart and Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Vega will face incumbent Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger in November.

3 hr 48 min agoCNN Projection: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser wins Democratic primary in run for third termFrom CNN staff

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser prepares to speak at a March For Our Lives protest on the National Mall on June 11. (Nathan Posner/Shutterstock)Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser will win the Democratic primary in her run for a third term, CNN projects.

Crime has been a central issue in the mayoral race. Bowser has introduced a plan that would include hiring hundreds of more police officers. One of her primary challengers, Robert White, campaigned on wanting to increase “violence interrupters” and focus more on housing instability.

James Butler and Trayon White were the other two candidates in the race.

If elected, Bowser would become the first mayor to win three consecutive terms since Marion Barry in 1986. (Barry served four nonconsecutive terms in all.)

4 hr 3 min agoCNN Projection: Tabitha Johnson-Green will win Democratic primary runoff for Georgia’s 10th District From CNN staff

Tabitha Johnson-Green. (From Tabitha Johnson-Green/Facebook)Tabitha Johnson-Green will win the Democratic primary runoff election for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, CNN projects.

Johnson-Green is a registered nurse and will face Republican Mike Collins in November.

3 hr 2 min agoHere’s what the scene is like at Alabama GOP Senate candidate Katie Britt’s campaign venue From CNN’s Jeff Simon and Kristen Holmes in Montgomery

Republican Senate candidate Katie Britt’s campaign is welcoming roughly 500 family, friends and supporters to a chic venue in downtown Montgomery, replete with exposed brick walls and a two-man band singing old school country songs.

The mood feels light as the campaign hopes that former President Trump’s late endorsement will carry weight in a state that voted for him by more than 25 points in 2020. Sean Ross, the campaign’s communications director, is superstitious — he’s been growing his beard since January and says he hopes to shave it off tomorrow morning after a win tonight.

Another attendee also told CNN that he was growing a beard for good luck. “It doesn’t look good,” he joked.

Britt’s husband Wesley is mingling and taking photos with supporters in what will become the overflow room. So many folks RSVP’d to attend that the main hall where Britt is expected to speak later tonight had to be rearranged twice this afternoon to accommodate more people, according to a campaign staffer. 

Polls closed in Alabama

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