January 22, 2022

David Perdue launches campaign to unseat Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp

Former Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue is expected to announce a run for governor on Monday against incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, setting up an intense battle for the state’s GOP primary.

The campaign would pit Perdue against Kemp in a new battle to lead the party in a state that is likely to face Democrat Stacey Abrams, who announced her return bid for governor last week.

Speculation has grown that former President Donald Trump will soon throw his endorsement behind Perdue in an effort to unseat Kemp.

The Georgia governor was part of Trump’s controversy regarding election fraud in which Trump claimed he won the state, though now-President Joe Biden was declared victor of the state’s electoral votes.

“Perdue’s only reason for running is to soothe his own bruised ego, because his campaign for U.S Senate failed to inspire voters at the ballot box — twice,” said Kemp spokesman Cody Hall, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The upcoming battle will likely draw the nation’s attention. In January, the state’s special Senate run-off led to a change in the power of the Senate.

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