Bentley, who was already running in the district before Cawthorn switched, said she isn’t perturbed. “The fact that he is leaving his district to run here has not played well,” she said. “People see it as an opportunistic move.”
The campaigns of Cawthorn and Greene did not return requests for comment for this story. Boebert’s campaign sent two news releases attacking Coram.
Greene, 47, and Strahan, 35, have similar profiles as white, suburban women who have their own businesses, said Charles Bullock, a University of Georgia political scientist. Strahan is also pro-Trump and willing to entertain questions about “issues” in the 2020 election, although she stops short of questioning the outcome.
“The difference is, she is not a QAnon follower, at least she doesn’t appear to be. So you get all of the conservative policies you want, with no craziness,” Bullock said. Still, he was skeptical about her chances, pointing out that Greene beat a more conservative Republican who had the backing of House GOP Whip Steve Scalise in her first primary in 2020.
“There are certainly a number of voters in that district who don’t find her embarrassing,” he said. “They think she is a stalwart who is representing their interests.”