Former President Donald Trump suffered a blow on Tuesday in the Republican primaries for governor of Georgia, where he lost the candidate he supported, however some of his followers managed to run for office in other states.

The primaries, in which the parties choose their candidates for the mid-term elections on November 8, serve as a thermometer to measure the support that Trump reaps, who does not rule out seeking the presidency in 2024.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp comfortably won the Republican primary and will seek re-election in November, a blow to Trump, who had strongly supported his main opponent, David Perdue.

Trump has been at odds with Kemp since the governor refused to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which the former president lost, but did not admit defeat.

In the primaries, Kemp received the support of Mike Pence, who was Trump’s vice president, and who is also at odds with the former president for not having assumed the 2020 results.

For the Democratic Party, the one who will seek to wrest the governorship of Georgia from the Republicans is Stacey Abrams, a former African-American legislator who in 2019 gave the reply in Trump’s state of the union address.

Despite the blow in the gubernatorial race, the former president scored somewhat with the Republican nomination for a Georgia seat in the House of Representatives of Marjorie Taylor Green, one of the most controversial congresswomen for her links to the conspiracy movement and far-right QAnon.

In addition, the Republican primary for governor of Arkansas was overwhelmingly won by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s former spokesperson in the White House, who maintains a good relationship with the former president.

Chris Jones won the Democratic nomination and will try to stop Sanders from winning, but he won’t have it easy in this conservative-leaning state.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, a gun enthusiast and anti-abortion Republican, won her party’s nomination to seek a second term, beating two candidates further to the right.

Instead, the Democratic race is very close, with two African-American candidates virtually tied: Yolanda Flowers and Malika Sanders-Fortier.

Another competition of interest in Tuesday’s primaries was the Republican candidacy for Texas prosecutor, where George P. Bush, grandson of former President George H. W. Bush (1989-1993), lost to Ken Paxton, currently in office and favorite of Trump.

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