Candidates must receive more than 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff.
The Trump-backed candidate in the Republican primary for Georgia attorney general, John Gordon, will lose to incumbent Chris Carr, CNN projects.
The Republican Senate primary offered less drama since Trump and the GOP establishment long ago united behind former football star Herschel Walker, who easily won the nomination Tuesday night, CNN projected. As Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock runs for a full six-year term, Republicans are eying Georgia’s Senate seat as a key pickup in their quest to win control of the Senate.
Brooks is running for the seat being vacated by retiring GOP Sen. Richard Shelby, facing Army veteran Mike Durant and Katie Britt, a former aide to Shelby. The race will proceed to a runoff if no candidate wins more than 50% in the primary.
She’s well positioned to carry the state, which Trump won by nearly 28 points, in November.
A win in the general election would be a homecoming for Sanders, whose father Mike Huckabee spent more than 10 years in that role from 1996 to 2007.
Texas and Minnesota
This story has been updated with additional developments.