Georgia Senate Election: Republicans’ Trump Problem

Raphael Warnock, Democratic nominee for Georgia Senate, after his victory over Herschel Walker, who was endorsed by former President Trump
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The Democratic victory in Georgia shows once again that primaries are easier to win with Trumpism than the actual votes. This should have ramifications for the 2024 presidential election.

Dhis victory in the Georgia Senate election is no small consolation for the Democrats after they lost the House of Representatives in the midterm elections. Above all, he reduces the blackmail potential of lone fighters in his own ranks, which Joe Manchin of West Virginia used so virtuously in Biden’s first two years.

However, with the changed majority in Congress, things become more difficult for the president on all issues involving money. From a European perspective, it will be interesting to see how Republicans will use their newfound budget power to approve further aid to Ukraine.

The results of the election in Georgia once again vividly remind the Grand Old Party of their Trump problem. The southern state is actually Republican homeland. The fact that Herschel Walker lost a whole series of candidates supported by the previous president here, as in other states, confirms an observation made in the election two years ago: primaries today are easier to win with Trumpism than what it really is. voices.

The fact that the Republicans tried to hide Trump during the election campaign describes their dilemma better than the relatively close result. One way out in 2024 could be Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida. He is Georgia’s other winner.

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