Bob Good Primary Is Still Too Close To Call | EUROtoday

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Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.), who chairs the House Freedom Caucus, could not survive a too-close-to-call GOP major.

As of early Wednesday, Good was trailing state Sen. John McGuire by 326 votes, with 98% of precincts reporting in south-central Virginia’s fifth District. The variety of excellent votes can tip the competition both approach.

A detailed race doesn’t robotically set off a recount in Virginia, however the shedding candidate can request one if the margin is inside 1%.

The race is a take a look at of whether or not the chair of the ultra-conservative group of House GOP lawmakers can face up to a Donald Trump-backed challenger and opposition from allies of ex-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

Good individually angered each GOP factions by endorsing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis within the GOP presidential major after which voting to oust McCarthy as speaker.

If Good loses, he’ll be the primary Republican incumbent to go down in a contested major this cycle after a detailed name for Rep. Tony Gonzales, a West Texas Republican who opposed a GOP border safety invoice.

Both Good and McGuire hugged Trump within the major, however Trump made it clear he was in opposition to Good. “He would stab Virginia in the back, sort of like he did with me,” he advised McGuire’s supporters throughout a tele-town corridor on Monday.

McGuire declared victory Tuesday evening though he was up by fewer than 350 votes and doubtlessly in recount territory. It is perhaps days earlier than the race is formally referred to as.

Good, in the meantime, thanked his supporters.

“The entire DC Swamp was aligned against us with over $10 million in attack ads, but with your help we were able to make this race too close to call,” he posted on X, previously often known as Twitter.