Governor Brian Kemp greets attendees at a campaign event on May 17, 2022 in Alpharetta, Georgia.
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Georgian Republican Governor Brian Kemp is expected to win his party’s reelection nomination on Tuesday, defeating a preliminary election from former Senator David Perdue, a priority candidate for former President Donald Trump.
NBC News predicted that Kemp would face Democrat Stacey Abrams in a rematch in the Governor’s Contest, where she lost slightly to him in 2018.
In a victory speech on Tuesday night, Kemp vowed to defeat Abrams again. He also accused her of seeing her governor’s office as her “foothold” for her presidential election. Weekend remarks Georgia’s low national rankings for mental health, maternal mortality, and other issues make Georgia “the worst living state in the country.”
Incumbent governors have an average lead of about 5 percent points, according to an early survey of Kemp-Abrams matches. RealClearPolitics..
Kemp gained Trump’s anger by proving that President Joe Biden had defeated Trump in Georgia in the 2020 election, making Biden the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the state in decades. bottom. Trump falsely claimed that the race and other races had cheated against him through widespread fraudulent voting.He urged Kemp to take the following steps: Overturn Georgia election resultsBut the governor refused.
Trump also supported R-Ga, a member of Congressman Jody Hice, who held a primary election against Republican Secretary of State Brad Rafence, another recognized enemy of Trump. La Fence Purger rejected Trump’s request to “find” enough votes in Georgia to win in 2020.
Both Perdue and Hice reflect Trump’s election claims. Ballot reviews conducted by state and federal authorities found no evidence of widespread fraudulent voting. William Barr, then Attorney General of Trump, came to the same conclusion. Dozens of proceedings filed by Trump and his allies could not change the outcome of any state’s elections.
David Perdue, a candidate for Republican Governor of Georgia, at a press conference prior to a campaign tour in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
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The Georgia primary, a swing state that voted slightly for Biden in the 2020 presidential election, is also the greatest test to date for Trump’s lasting influence on the Republican Party.
Trump advertised the fact that most of the candidates he supported in the 2022 election cycle won the primaries, but many of those races were uncompetitive. Fifteen months after his term at the White House, the former president maintained his position as the de facto leader of the Republican Party. Many Republican primaries tried to appeal to the party’s base by speaking the credentials of their pro-Trump, even if the former president did not support them.
The primary sets up a table for the November midterm elections, where Republicans want to gain control of the majority of the House and Senate. The Democratic Party is having a hard time. The presidency tends to be sluggish in midterm elections, and the lead-up to the primary is partially characterized by Biden’s high inflation and low approval rates.