“Coming out like a Phoenix:” Fani Willis wins Democratic primary for Fulton County DA

ATLANTA — Fani Willis has won the Democratic primary for Fulton County District Attorney against Christian Wise Smith.

The AP projected Willis would win just after polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday night.

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens spoke at Willis’ victory party Tuesday night around 8:30 p.m.

“We came out on the right side of history,” Dickens said. “The people said yes to Fani Wills everybody.”

Dickens praised the DA for putting her life and career on the line in prosecuting Former President Donald Trump.

“She’s been going through fire and coming out like a Phoenix,” Dickens said.

Willis delivered remarks shortly after Dickens, saying that the people of Fulton County delivered a strong and powerful message.

“There is no one above the law in this country, nor is there anyone beneath it,” Willis said.

Willis told her supporters that this victory is not the end of the road but the beginning.

“We’re in this fight for the long haul,” Willis said.


Earlier Tuesday, Channel 2′s Richard Elliot asked Kennesaw State University political science professor Kerwin Swint’s take on this race.

“I think it can’t help but be somewhat of a referendum,” Swint said.

He thinks Willis remains popular among the Democratic majority in Fulton County and that the controversies swirling around her office and her election interference case actually help her among the Democratic base.

“It’s kind of strange. The way it’s working for Donald Trump on the Republican side, it may work for Fani Willis on the Democratic side in that Democratic voters of Fulton County may actually rally around her because she’s under this kind of attack,” Swint said.

The Republican candidate in the race, Courtney Kramer, is running unopposed. Kramer will now go head-to-head with Willis in November.


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