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Georgia U.S. primary challenges Trump's influence over Republicans


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Former US President Donald Trump's influence over the Republican Party has suffered a setback, with the candidate backed by him having been badly defeated during a major primary in Georgia.

Republican Gov. Brian Kump won a major victory during Tuesday's primary in preparation for re-election, over David Prudeau, the candidate through whom Trump tried to exert all his political influence.

  1. For a year and a half
  2. Trump has been focusing his efforts in this state of 10 million
  3. where President Joe Biden won by a narrow margin in November 2020

trying to prove that the presidential election was "stolen" from him because of "extensive fraud", for which he has provided no evidence.

On Tuesday night, David Burdo acknowledged his defeat, which indirectly became the former president's at a time when results showed him to be 50 points away from the winning Kump.

  1. "Brian Kump failed Georgia"
  2. Trump said in a statement
  3. calling on his supporters to strongly oppose his candidacy

stressing that "David Prudeau has my full support" and has poured more than $2.5 million of his own money into the campaign of the septuagenarian candidate.

Five more states have held primaries Tuesday in preparation for November's mid-term elections, but the attention of the political community has been tightened to Georgia.

Trump: I'm not worried about Pence running for president against 2024

Former US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was not concerned that his vice president, Mike Pence, could run against him in the Republican Party for the 2024 presidential election.

Trump said in an interview with Fox News about Pence's possible candidacy

  1. "I'm not going to care about that. People are very disappointed in Mike
  2. and if he ran, I don't think that would be a problem
  3. "he said, referring to polls that showed he would easily lead Pence and other Republican primary candidates.

He added

  • "If you look at the polls, I'm well ahead. received a 98% approval rating in the Republican Party ".
  • Pence announced earlier this month that he would support Georgia Governor Brian Kemp
  • a person publicly criticized by Trump, while Trump strongly defended Kemp's rival, former Georgia Senator David Perdue.

He hinted yesterday that he was ready to run in the 2024 presidential election against Trump.