Trump dealt new setbacks in Georgia, as candidates he backed trounced in GOP primary runoff elections

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Former President Donald Trump is still the most popular and influential politician in the Republican Party and his endorsement in the 2022 cycle remains the most coveted, but the former president suffered new stinging defeats in Georgia on Tuesday.

Four weeks after a trio of statewide candidates Trump had backed in Georgia’s Republican primaries were demolished, two more candidates endorsed and supported by the former president were trounced in GOP congressional primary runoff elections.


But while Trump’s immense sway over the GOP took another hit in Georgia, his America First movement was once again a winner as the two primary winners were Trump-style conservatives who support the former president’s policies.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

In Georgia’s 10th Congressional District runoff, Trump-backed Vernon Jones was bested by Mike Collins, the owner of a trucking company. According to unofficial results, Collins landed nearly triple the votes won by Jones, a former state lawmaker and Democrat turned Republican who was a top Black surrogate for the then-president in the

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