POLK COUNTY, Ga. — Republican voters went to the polls Tuesday for a primary runoff that has gotten national attention.
Marjorie Greene and John Cohan looked to secure the Republican nomination for Georgia 14th congressional district seat. However, Greene came out on top Tuesday evening.
Greene got almost twice the votes Cowan did in the June primary but didn’t get above the 50 percent needed to win out-right.
That’s despite several GOP officials denouncing her campaign after videos surfaced in which she expresses racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views. She has responded to the criticism by blasting “the fake news media” and “the DC swamp.”
Her victory comes in a deep-red area in northwest Georgia.
Because the district is overwhelmingly Republican, the winner of Tuesday’s runoff will be the favorite to go to Congress to replace Tom Graves, who is retiring.
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