Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, Jen Jordan headed for November showdown

Incumbent Attorney General Chris Carr, a Republican, and Jen Jordan, a Democrat, advance to the general election. Courtesy photos.

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Incumbent Attorney General Chris Carr, a Republican, and Jen Jordan, a Democrat, advance to the general election. Courtesy photos.

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr is set to defend his position against Democratic state Sen. Jen Jordan in November, with both cruising to easy wins in their party primary elections Tuesday.

Gordon picked up Donald Trump’s endorsement after entering the race earlier this year. The former president has targeted Carr for being unwilling to help overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia. Trump narrowly lost the state to Democrat Joe Biden.

Jordan, a Democrat from Sandy Springs who is in her second full term in the Senate, ran up even bigger vote margins against Christian Wise Smith, a former assistant district attorney for Fulton County, in their primary. Jordan previously won a special election in 2017 to serve Senate District 6.

The attorney general is tasked with being the legal adviser for the executive branch of state government, providing legal opinions, representing the state in court and prosecuting public corruption.

Carr and Jordan will be joined on the ballot by Libertarian candidate Martin Cowen in November’s general election.