In the hours after Greene’s runaway victory, some Republicans had buyer’s remorse. One Republican candidate half-jokingly asked if the news media could simply ignore Greene. Another senior Georgia GOP official said she would haunt the rest of the ticket.
“Her winning the primary is the best news Democrats could ask for,” said the official, who requested anonymity. “Greene’s victory is going to be an anchor around every Republican who is relying on votes in metro Atlanta.”
Dave Wasserman, an editor of the non-partisan Cook Political Report, echoed that sentiment.
“Marjorie Taylor Greene will win this fall. But it could come at a big cost: to the extent she becomes a prominent face of GA’s GOP, she could accelerate the party’s erosion in the ATL’s suburbs,” he remarked on social media.