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Democrat Rival Claims Republicans Are ‘Tired’ of Marjorie Taylor Greene

By Jake Beardslee · July 7, 2024

Shawn Harris, a 40-year military veteran and Democratic nominee for Georgia's 14th Congressional District, believes he has a path to victory against incumbent Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene in the upcoming November election.

In a recent interview with Newsweek, Harris outlined his strategy to unseat Greene, who has held the traditionally conservative district since 2020. Harris plans to build a coalition of moderate Republicans and women voters, capitalizing on what he perceives as growing dissatisfaction with Greene's controversial actions in Congress.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America / Wikimedia

"More and more Republicans are starting to say openly that they are now tired of Marjorie Taylor Greene and are looking for something different," Harris told Newsweek.

He added, "It's also going to be women because Marjorie Taylor Greene, she is in a fight with women and I believe women are going to come out in great numbers."  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America / Wikimedia

Harris, who won the Democratic primary runoff in June, suggests that even if some moderate Republicans don't vote for him directly, they might abstain from voting for Greene, potentially shifting the balance in his favor.  Airman Tiffany Clark / Wikimedia

Greene, known for her vocal support of former President Donald Trump and controversial statements, has faced criticism for her behavior in Congress, including an unsuccessful attempt to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson earlier this year.  Jack Gruber/USA TODAY / USA TODAY NETWORK

Harris, a retired Army Brigadier General, presents himself as a stark contrast to Greene. His campaign website highlights his extensive military service, including combat experience in Afghanistan, and his roots in Georgia agriculture. Harris and his wife Karla currently run a grass-fed cattle farm in Rockmart, Georgia.  SPC Alan Prince / Wikimedia

The race for Georgia's 14th Congressional District promises to be closely watched, as it could serve as a litmus test for the shifting political landscape in traditionally conservative areas.  Twotwofourtysix / Wikimedia