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2022 Georgia and Alabama Election Results

A former senior Donald Trump campaign official says the former president will have to recalculate his strategy for 2022 after incumbent Georgia Governor Brian Kemp defeated his Trump-backed challenger David Perdue on Tuesday at the GOP governor’s primary in Georgia.

“The same formula can’t be applied to every state. His record is still very good, but I don’t think he’ll do well for the big remaining runs in this primary. [season] unless there are clear leaders,” the former Trump aide said.

Trump needs to “watch racing at the local and state level, not just at 40,000 feet,” the person added. “Prosecuting an incumbent in a southern state like Georgia is fraught with pitfalls. Local politics matters and dominates.”

The same former Trump aide said the former president may have miscalculated in thinking his influence with GOP voters in Georgia would be enough to propel insurgent candidates to victory over their grassroots incumbent opponents.

“Some states are so politically insular that voters antagonize anyone trying to enter their state and tell them what to do,” the aide said.

Meanwhile, the former head of Trump’s Georgia campaign operation in 2016 had some choice words for MAGA candidates who have focused their campaigns on the former president rather than local and scale issues. of State.

“So come find out, running a smooth campaign…isn’t a winning strategy,” tweeted Seth Weathers, a Republican strategist from Georgia who oversaw Trump’s grassroots effort in Georgia during his first presidential election.

Weathers also criticized Rep. Jody Hice, who is running against Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and has lined up closely with Trump in the race. Raffensperger is currently ahead of his opponent in the vote count.

“He seemed to be adopting the same bad strategy, but not as bad as Perdue,” Weathers said, adding that Raffensperger “also ran ads nonstop. [Hice] and I didn’t see him respond like that.”

Trump boasted of Georgia’s “record turnout” earlier Tuesday on his Truth Social website, but has yet to comment on Perdue’s loss or the victory of Herschel Walker, another candidate backed by the former president. , during his Senate primary.

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