Prior to Senator David Perdue (R-GA), whose January election defeat gave Democrats a Senate majority, is pushing again — and his target is his former ally, Governor Brian Kemp.
Perdue will face Kemp in the Republican primaries for governor of Georgia next year, follow Constitution Atlanta Journal. His move – which has been teased for weeks – sets up what could be a historically brutal internal struggle.
Kemp’s team is in trouble early, saying Perdue was just running to “soothe his own bruised ego” following the loss at the hands of Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA).
The Battle of Perdue-Kemp is the next chapter in the dramatic GOP civil war in Georgia largely fueled by former President Donald Trump. Trump has not pardoned Kemp for refusing to topple President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory in Georgia; NS Constitution Magazine reported that he was “sure” of winning the approval of the former president.
The winner is expected to face Democrat Stacey Abrams, who officially campaigned last week and will be one of the party’s most formidable contenders in 2022.
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