Tuesday's HOT MIC
Georgia 6 Dems go to runoff.
The presumed frontrunner in the Democratic race to face Rep. Karen Handel (R-Ga.) in November has in fact lost. Former CBS Atlanta news anchor Bobby Kaple came in third, despite having raised the most cash of anyone in the race.
The Democrats will have a runoff between entrepreneur Kevin Abel and gun control activist Lucy McBath. Here is Abel's ad against Trump.
McBath entered the race after the February 14 shooting in Parkland, Fla. Her 17-year-old son Jordan Davis died in 2012 from gunshot wounds. Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety jumped into the race on her behalf, and she took first place tonight, but came short of 50 percent.
While Trump only won Georgia's 6th Congressional District by 1.5 points in 2016, Handel defeated Democrat golden boy Jon Ossoff there last year by 4 points. Whether Abel or McBath wins the runoff, Handel will still be the favorite for November.
On the whole, tonight was a good night for the DCCC and a bad night for Sanders-style outright socialism. However, the Democrats on the whole have gone down his path already to some degree, and even the more establishment candidates who won tonight still have radical left agendas.
Fletcher beats Moser.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) pick Lizzie Pannill Fletcher defeated Bernie Sanders-style activist Laura Moser.
Tonight is a good night for the Democratic establishment.
Establishment Dem. beats 50 percent threshold in Arkansas.
Bernie Sanders-style radicals lost out to Arkansas state Rep. Clarke Tucker, who secured the 50 percent of the vote he needed to take the Democratic nomination.
An Arkansas state lawmaker touted by national Democrats as the best chance to reclaim a Republican-held Little Rock-area congressional district has won the party's primary.
State Rep. Clarke Tucker won the Democratic nomination Tuesday night for the 2nd Congressional District. He'll face Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill in the November election.
Tuker beat teacher and Air Force veteran Gwen Combs, high school teacher Paul Spencer, and University of Arkansas project manager Jonathan Dunkley, all of whom backed Sanders's "Medicare-for-all" single-payer health care plan.
Ted Cruz staffer pulls out a win.
On the Republican side of Texas's 21st Congressional District, former Assistant Attorney General Chip Roy, who also served as chief of staff to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), defeated businessman Matt McCall.
The 21st District went for Trump overwhelmingly, 53 percent to 43 percent.
An upset in Democrat primary.
Army veteran and entrepreneur Joseph Kopser defeated pastor and retired professor Mary Wilson in the Democratic primary for Texas's 21st Congressional District.
Wilson won the original vote in March, but Kopser's fundraising advantage (and the support of VoteVotes) helped him pull ahead.