Tensions Heat Up Between Perdue, Kemp in Georgia Governor’s Race

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The 2022 Georgia election is one of many gubernatorial races happening across the United States this year.

Last year, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams announced her decision to enter the governor’s race. Abrams notably ran for Georgia governor in 2018; yet, she endured defeat at the hands of current Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp.

At this time, Kemp is currently fighting off a primary challenge from former Georgia GOP Sen. David Perdue. Perdue is currently running to be the 84th governor of the Peach State, but first has to successfully primary Kemp in order to face Abrams in the general race.

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On Tuesday, Perdue put out a brand new ad, showcasing a strong endorsement from former President Trump.

A closer look at Perdue’s Georgia gubernatorial campaign

The former senator started off the month of February with a brief, yet communicative campaign ad.

The ad features Trump endorsing Perdue as a smart, effective leader; likewise, the former president expressed his beliefs that Governor Kemp fears Abrams and allowed her to walk all over him.

Perdue’s campaign ad is furthermore captioned with his commitment to take on woke leftists and be a fighter for Georgians. The former senator also declared that residents of his state have grown fed up with “weak-kneed” politicians.

A closer look at Kemp’s Georgia gubernatorial campaign

On the same day that Perdue released his new campaign ad, Kemp’s team also put out an announcement of their own. Thus far, the incumbent governor has fundraised $7.4 million over the timeframe of seven months.

According to Kemp campaign manager Bobby Sparrow, the Georgia governor has the critical resources necessary to win this gubernatorial election.

In the wake of Perdue’s latest campaign ad featuring Trump, the Kemp team has issued a response as well. Kemp communications director Cody Hall described the latest Perdue ad as the former senator “padding his wallet.”

Hall also stated that Perdue is not putting America first.

Recent polling has shown that in a hypothetical Georgia general election, both Perdue and Kemp would wind up defeating Abrams. Both candidates maintain they’re the best ones to take her on; time will tell which Republican makes it across the finish line.