[Ed. – It didn’t look like this two months ago. I don’t know how convinced I am about the +Democrats gap we’re hearing about for the U.S. House this fall. The worse the media coverage gets for Trump, the more the red-leaning states and districts seem to show up for Trump-friendly Republicans.]
In the final stretch of a hotly contested Republican nomination for Georgia’s gubernatorial race, Secretary of State Brian Kemp has defeated Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle.
Most analysts and pundits had hunkered down for a long night, expecting a close race, but within an hour and a half of polls closing, Cagle conceded and Kemp emerged victorious.
The race garnered national headlines for its combative nature, as well as for a damning audio recording that former candidate Clay Tippins released that put Cagle in a negative light. Last-minute endorsements from President Donald Trump, along with other Republican leaders and every single candidate who lost in May’s general election helped swing momentum toward Kemp.