The GOP primary race for Georgia's 6th Congressional District will head to a runoff after the top candidates failed to gain more than half of the overall vote needed to secure the nomination.
Republican candidates Jake Evans and Dr. Rich McCormick will go head to head in a primary runoff next month on June 21.
Former President Donald Trump endorsed Evans for the 6th District earlier this month, picking the former state Ethics Commission chairman over rivals including McCormick and former state Rep. Meagan Hanson.
"Jake Evans is a young man rapidly on the rise. The people of Georgia love him for his strong stance on the Second Amendment, our Military and Vets, Border Protection, Law Enforcement, Pro-Life, and of course, Election Integrity," Trump wrote in his endorsement letter.
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McCormick was endorsed by several notable Texas GOP figures, including Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Ronny Jackson.
“Voters know that Rich is the only candidate who will tackle inflation, safeguard the border, secure our elections, and stop the woke mob from indoctrinating our students," McCormick's campaign wrote in a statement earlier this month.
Georgia's new 6th Congressional District was drawn by the Republican-led General Assembly, making it a contest that is considered to be safe for GOP candidates seeking elected office. As a result, incumbent U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, a Democrat, is running in the neighboring 7th Congressional District.
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McCormick initially sought to reenter the race for the 7th District before lawmakers decided to draw Democrats out of the 6th District and place them into the 7th, making the latter seat, in the northeast Atlanta suburbs, more favorable for Democratic candidates.