Primary day in 5 states, new COVID vax for kids under 5: 5 Things podcast

On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: Georgia elections highlight primary day in five states

Several races continue to involve endorsements from former President Donald Trump. Plus, congressional reporter Ledge King tells us how lawmakers’ staffs deal with abusive calls, Russia sets up administrations in Ukraine’s east, a COVID-19 vaccine appears to be safe and effective for young children and a new report puts the Southern Baptist Convention under fire for its handling of a sex abuse scandal.

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Taylor Wilson:

Good morning. I’m Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need to know Tuesday, the 24th of May, 2022. Today, another primary Tuesday in a handful of states. Plus COVID vaccines for young kids and more.

Here are some of the top headlines: 

  1. President Joe Biden will wrap up his Asia trip today, as he meets with the so-called Quad. The summit includes the US, India, Australia and Japan.
  2. A building collapse in Iran has killed at least 11 people. The mayor of the Southwestern oil-producing city of Abadan has also been arrested, amid an investigation of the disaster.
  3. And the Golden State Warriors are one win away from getting back to the NBA Finals. They’re up three games to none on the Dallas Mavericks with Game 4 set for tonight in Texas.

It’s another busy primary Tuesday across the country. Five states are holding elections, and all eyes are on Georgia in particular. Incumbent Governor Brian Kemp faces former senator and Trump-endorsed David Perdue for the state’s GOP governor nomination. Lots of attention will also be on Georgia’s GOP Secretary of State primary. Republican Congressman Jodi Hice is trying to unseat incumbent Brad Raffensperger. Both Kemp and Raffensperger have seen opposition from former President Donald Trump for refusing to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results.

Source: GANNETT Syndication Service

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