Rich McCormick beats Trump-backed Jake Evans in Republican primary runoff in Georgia


BREAKING NEWS: Rich McCormick beats Trump-backed Jake Evans in Republican primary runoff in Georgia a day after former president held rally for his candidate

Emergency room physician Rich McCormick has defeated a Donald Trump-backed attorney in Georgia‘s congressional race. 

McCormick defeated Jake Evans in a Republican runoff election Tuesday, just one day after the former president held a rally supporting the attorney.

The physician, who was backed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, beat Evans by a 20-point margin. The Associated Press called the election shortly before 8.30pm.

Evans is the second Trump endorsed candidate to see defeat in the Peach State on Tuesday night.

The runoff between the pair centered on their Republican ideals, with both candidates alleging the other was not conservative enough. 

Emergency room physician Rich McCormick has defeated a Donald Trump-backed attorney in Georgia's congressional race

Emergency room physician Rich McCormick has defeated a Donald Trump-backed attorney in Georgia’s congressional race

McCormick and Evans were the two top finishers in Georgia’s primary election which took place on May 24.

However, neither candidate received enough votes to reach the 50 percent threshold required to win the primary, thus triggering the runoff election.

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