Tag Archives: Brian Kemp

Georgia Governor To Testify In Trump Criminal Probe

Bloomberg News reports: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp will become the latest politician to answer to Fani Willis, the Atlanta-based prosecutor commanding a wide-reaching investigation of former President Donald Trump’s attempts to change the outcome of the 2020 election. Willis, the district attorney in Fulton County, has also issued subpoenas in recent days seeking testimony from some of Trump’s closest confidantes …

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Poll: Warnock +3 Over Walker, Kemp +7 Over Abrams

The Hill reports: Georgia’s Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and Gov. Brian Kemp (R) are leading their challengers in their respective reelection races, according to a new poll released on Thursday. A poll from the AARP’s Georgia chapter conducted by Fabrizio Ward & Impact Research shows that 50 percent of likely voters polled would vote for Warnock compared to 47 percent …

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Stacey Abrams’ Fundraising Is Far Outpacing Kemp

The Washington Post reports: Stacey Abrams’ fundraising continues to accelerate, swamping Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and pushing close to $50 million raised in the seven months since the Georgia Democrat announced her campaign in December. Abrams announced Friday that her direct campaign and its associated One Georgia committee raised $21.8 million during the two months ended June 30 and together …

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Poll: Abrams Tied W/Kemp, Warnock +10 Over Walker

The Hill reports: In the highly watched Georgia gubernatorial race, incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp (R) finds himself tied with Democrat Stacey Abrams, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds. With both candidates pulling in 48 percent of voters’ support, Abrams gained a point and Kemp lost one since the last Quinnipiac poll in January. In this year’s Senate race, incumbent Sen. …

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Kemp Trounces Trump Pick Perdue In GA Gov Primary

The Insider reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp resoundingly defeated former Sen. David Perdue is challenging in a major blow to President Donald Trump’s endorsement power — and the political potency of his efforts to overturn the 2020 election in the state. Kemp was elected in 2018 as a Trump ally running on a decidedly conservative platform. But Kemp fell out …

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Fox Poll: Kemp +32 Over Perdue in Georgia Gov Race

Fox News reports: Incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp leads former Sen. David Perdue by a 32-point margin in the Georgia Republican gubernatorial primary race, tripling his advantage from March, according to a new Fox News Poll of Georgia Republican primary voters released Wednesday. Sixty percent of Republican voters prefer Kemp, while 28% go for Perdue (it was 50% vs. 39% in …

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Pence To Headline Rally For Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Former Vice President Mike Pence will headline a get-out-the-vote rally with Gov. Brian Kemp on the eve of Georgia’s May 24 primary, marking a new split with Donald Trump as each maneuver for a possible 2024 White House run. Pence called Kemp “one of the most successful conservative governors in America” in a statement announcing the …

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POLL: Brian Kemp +38 Over Trump Pick David Perdue

The Hill reports: An overwhelming majority of respondents in a new poll — close to 60 percent — say they would back Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) should the Republican primary be held today. Polling released by boutique consulting firm ARW Strategies showed that Kemp received 59.4 percent of support among respondents in comparison to Republican gubernatorial challenger, former Sen. …

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Former Top Pence Aide Joins Kemp Reelection Team

The Hill reports: Marc Short, an ex-top aide to former Vice President Mike Pence, is joining Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s reelection campaign as the Republican incumbent fights off a primary challenge from former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), who is backed by former President Trump. The development comes just weeks before the Georgia gubernatorial primaries, which are scheduled for May 24. …

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Trump: Georgia Is Lost If Brian Kemp Wins Gov Race

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: In a tele-rally phone call for Perdue, the former president told supporters that a vote for Kemp was a vote for Democrat Stacey Abrams because GOP turnout in November will nosedive if the governor is the party’s nominee. He added that Kemp’s victory would also hurt Herschel Walker, the Trump-backed former football star who is expected …

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Bush To Appear At Fundraiser For Trump Target Kemp

Fox News reports: Former President George W. Bush will appear at a fundraiser for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who has been targeted by former President Donald Trump following a breakdown of their relationship after his 2020 election loss. The fundraiser will be held at the Texas home of real estate developer Harlan Crow. Bush is listed as a “special guest,” …

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Georgia Gov Signs Bills Banning “Offensive” Library Books, Trans Athletes, And “Divisive” Racism Lessons

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has of signed a slew of education bills into law Thursday morning — with a number of them stirring controversy. During an event at the Forsyth County Arts Learning Center, Kemp joined his family, lawmakers, and students to sign the bills. “We put students and parents first by putting woke politics …

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GA Gov Poll: Kemp +26 Over Trump-Backed Perdue

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: A new primary election poll released by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows Gov. Brian Kemp is building a strong lead over former U.S. Sen. David Perdue to the earn Republican nomination for Georgia governor. Kemp led Perdue 53%-27% in the poll, which would put Kemp above the majority-vote threshold needed to avoid a runoff. Election security …

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POLL: Kemp +24 Over Purdue In GA GOP Gov Primary

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: The race for Georgia’s Governorship begins with the GOP primary in just six weeks. Former President Donald Trump has endorsed David Perdue, but his attempt to unseat Brian Kemp isn’t showing up in the polls. CBS46 obtained a Landmark Communications survey of nearly 700-people which shows Kemp at the top of the poll with 52% …

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Trump Makes First 2022 Spend: $500,000 For Perdue

Politico reports: Former President Donald Trump’s political operation is plowing cash into Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial primary — his organization’s first major financial investment in a midterm race and an indication that he’s willing to dig into his massive war chest to defeat his foes. Trump’s Save America PAC has transferred $500,000 to a super PAC devoted to defeating Republican Gov. …

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Fox Poll: Kemp +11 Over Trump Pick David Perdue

Fox News reports: Over a year after narrowly losing re-election to the U.S. Senate from Georgia, David Perdue finds himself trailing Gov. Brian Kemp by 11 points in the Republican gubernatorial primary contest. That’s according to a new Fox News Poll of Georgia Republican primary voters, released Tuesday. Kemp receives 50%, while Perdue, whom former President Donald Trump endorsed, garners …

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GA Bill Bans Fundraising While Legislature Is In Session

Salon reports: Democrat Stacey Abrams and former Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue found themselves in an unlikely alliance last week after Georgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, backed a rule change that could benefit his election chances — and not for the first time. Kemp, Georgia’s former secretary of state, has been repeatedly accused of abusing his power to aid his …

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Ex-Sen. David Purdue To Challenge GOP Georgia Gov

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue plans to challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in the Republican primary next year, according to multiple people with knowledge of his decision, setting up a divisive contest between two of the state’s leading GOP figures ahead of a likely general election matchup with Stacey Abrams. Perdue’s decision is expected to be …

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Seven GOP Governors To Sue Biden Over Vax Mandate

The Hill reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) will file a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors, his office announced Friday. Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr (R) were joined on the complaint by leaders from Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia. It comes on the heels of a similar …

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GOP Georgia Gov Points To Failure Of “AIDS Vaccine Mandate” As Example Why COVID Mandates Will Fail

Salon reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, keeps mentioning the failed campaign to vaccinate Americans against the AIDS virus as an example of the pitfalls of healthcare mandates. Except the AIDS vaccine doesn’t exist. And there sure wasn’t a failed campaign to mandate it. He made the comments most recently on an episode of the right-wing commentator Erick Erickson’s …

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