Takeaways from primaries in Virginia, Oklahoma, and Georgia – EVOL

A nail-biter contest between House Freedom Caucus Chairman Bob Good (R-VA) and his Trump-backed challenger cast a question mark over an otherwise good election night for incumbent lawmakers.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) easily fended off a primary challenge, as did two other Oklahoma Republican incumbents.

Meanwhile, the Good primary in Virginia’s 5th District could be headed for a recount, with just a few hundred votes separating the lawmaker and Virginia state Sen. John McGuire as the vote counting stretched into the late hours.

Elsewhere, voters in Virginia, Oklahoma, and Georgia helped set fall matchups with a series of primaries in both competitive and safe House districts.

Here are the Washington Examiner’s top takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries.

Bob Good endures nail-biter election Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, speaks to reporters about allegations that the government is spying on Americans during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The embattled Good, who faced opposition from Trump but also an unorthodox coalition of House lawmakers, traded the lead with McGuire as results trickled in on Tuesday night. With less than half a point separating the two candidates around

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