David Scott Fends Off Primary Challengers in District 13 Election

May 22, 2024
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David Scott Fends Off Primary Challengers in District 13 Election

📊 The Gist: Incumbent David Scott won the Democratic primary in Georgia’s District 13, defeating six primary challengers and securing enough of the vote to avoid a runoff, while Jonathan Chavez emerged victorious in the Republican primary.

🔍 Why It Matters: These victories set the stage for a general election battle in District 13, highlighting the contrasting platforms of the Democratic and Republican candidates.

🗳️ What’s Happening:

  • Democratic Primary:
  • David Scott (I) secured 57.46% of the vote.
  • Mark Baker received 11.65%.
  • Marcus Flowers got 10.03%.
  • Republican Primary:
  • Jonathan Chavez won with 68.82% of the vote.
  • Johsie Cruz Fletcher garnered 31.18%.

🌐 Between the Lines: Scott’s strong showing underscores his established support in the district, while Chavez’s win reflects growing Republican momentum. However, the numbers show overwhelming support for Scott that will be difficult for Chavez to overcome in November. Scott alone got 37,000 votes in the district out of 64,000 votes cast by democrats. On the republican side a total of just over 15,000 votes were cast.

🔭 The Big Picture: With both primaries concluded, District 13 voters will now weigh their options between Scott’s experienced leadership and Chavez’s fresh perspective in the upcoming general election.

💬 Your Take: How do you feel about the results of the District 13 primaries? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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