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Trump-ally David Perdue to challenge Brian Kemp in Georgia’s Governor’s race

David Perdue, a former senator and ally of former president Donald Trump, has announced he will be running to become the governor of Georgia.

Perdue announced Monday that he would be joining the race. For months, Perdue had hinted at a potential run, but hadn’t confirmed until now. He will be running against current governor and fellow Republican Brian Kemp in order to keep governor-hopeful Stacey Abrams out of office.

Perdue, 71, claimed that if Kemp runs against her, he will lose as many Georgian Trump supporters do not think highly of Kemp. “To fight back, we simply have to be united,” Perdue said. “Look, I like Brian. This isn’t personal. It’s simple: He has failed all of us and cannot win in November.”

Kemp has responded to the announcement, saying he will put forth an “all-out brawl” in order to get reelected. His spokesperson, Cody Hall claimed, Perdue’s sole reason for running was to  “soothe his own bruised ego” after getting beat in his Senate reelection race.

Hall claimed, “The man who lost Republicans the United States Senate and brought the last year of skyrocketing inflation, open borders, runaway government spending, and woke cancel culture upon the American people now wants to lose the Georgia governor’s office to the national face of the radical left movement.”

Perdue has already announced the platform points he will be focusing on during his campaign: eliminating the state income tax entirely, strengthening public safety, and allowing parents to have a greater say in what is taught in their children’s schools. He also blamed Kemp for the two Republican Senate seats lost to Democrats last year, as well as Trump’s presidential loss.

“Think about how different it would be if Kemp had fought Abrams first before the election instead of fighting Trump,” Perdue said. “Kemp caved before the election and the country is paying the price today.” Nevertheless, up until just a few months ago, Perdue was a strong supporter of Kemp.

ARTICLE: RITA VOGT

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NEWSWEEK

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