GA-03

New Member: GOP Dentist Replaces Westmoreland in Georgia’s 3rd District
Drew Ferguson was also mayor of a small town

Drew Ferguson is heading to Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republican Drew Ferguson will defeat Democrat Angela Pendley in Georgia’s 3rd District, The Associated Press projects.

Ferguson led Pendley 73 percent to 27 percent, with 24 percent of precincts reporting.

Establishment GOP Looks to Arizona, Florida Primaries to Bolster Ranks
Super PAC targeting Freedom Caucus member Paul Gosar in Arizona

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., is being targeted in his primary at the end of this month. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

After defeating House Freedom Caucus member Tim Huelskamp last week, establishment Republicans are looking ahead to their next conservative targets. 

The goal is to have a House conference that cooperates with leadership. And primaries are the best way for establishment Republicans to eliminate troublemakers.

Georgia Runoff Will Decide State's Next Congressman
Two Republicans face off in race to replace Lynn Westmoreland

The House race in Georgia between Mike Crane, above right, and Drew Ferguson is getting attention from far outside the state. (Mike Crane for Congress/YouTube)

One of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s first stops after his controversial speech at the Republican National Convention last week, in which he didn’t endorse GOP nominee Donald Trump, was in Georgia’s 3rd District.

Cruz has endorsed state Sen. Michael Crane, who’s running in a Tuesday runoff against Drew Ferguson, the former mayor of West Point, Georgia, to fill the open seat being vacated by retiring Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland.

Tuesday's Primary Action is Down-Ballot
Georgia and Texas voters go the polls for congressional primaries

Westmoreland's retirement opened up a crowded GOP field to take his safe Republican seat. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

For much of this year, if it's Tuesday, it's been a primary day.  

The only presidential primary scheduled for this week is in Washington state. That's a GOP primary, and most folks are pretty sure how that will turn out. The more exciting activity is at the congressional level.