Trump-backed former Sen. David Perdue will announce primary bid against Georgia governor this week

12/5/2021 8:44:00 PM

He’ll take on incumbent Brian Kemp, who has been repeatedly attacked by the former president.

Former Sen. David Perdue plans to announce he’ll challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, setting up an epic Republican Party primary clash in one of the nation’s top battleground states

He’ll take on incumbent Brian Kemp, who has been repeatedly attacked by the former president.

Adding to the high stakes: The winner will face Democrat Stacey Abrams, who announced last week that she’ll challenge Kemp, to whom she narrowly lost in 2018. A campaign featuring Abrams and Perdue would place Abrams’ signature issue — voting rights — as well as Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud at center stage.

.to recent pollingA spokesperson for Trump could not be reached.The adviser noted that even Trump’s own polling showed Kemp with a marginal lead over Perdue in a hypothetical matchup.Kemp wasAt the Republican Governors Association meeting last month in Phoenix, officials said they were bracing for Perdue to challenge Kemp. They pledged to help the Georgia incumbent, as well as Idaho Gov. Brad Little, another GOP incumbent against whom Trump has endorsed his primary challenger, Janice McGeachin.

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In his announcement, Perdue amazingly sounded so much like George Wallace. “Over my dead body will Stacey Abrams become governor.” Close your eyes and hear the sound. Here we go AGAIN! Any mention of this or nah? Seems like a straight shooter to me! Good. I’ve missed Hee-Haw Can you say seanspicer ? Will Chicken Perdue run scared from debating Stacey Abrams, too? Goooo Stacey! ❤️❤️

Didn't he leave the Senate for health reasons? If they want to matter… run as a 3rd party. Save the time, $ and energy. Shouldn’t he be in jail for insider trading ? Let the GOP infighting begin! Aren't they the same person anyway?

A look at the life of Sen. Bob DoleFormer Senator Bob Dole of Kansas served as a congressman and then senator from 1961 to 1996. A veteran of World War II, he was seriously injured in combat and suffered life-long paralysis in his right arm and hand. He ran for vice president with Gerald Ford and for the Republican nomination for president twice, winning the nomination in 1996, but lost the election to Bill Clinton. Sen. Robert J. Dole sits outside of his office at the U.S. Capitol, in May 1988.

But how will Perdue profit off of his insider trading information from the federal government? Oh, that’s right, he already has. The increasingly right-leaning does not even bother to mention the pandemic profiteering insider stock trading scandals that played a role in the defeats of both Purdue and Loeffler. Unacceptable omission.

Split the party. Great for Stacy 🍿 Well,well,well. Chicken Purdue is trying to buy the governor’s seat now? Who on Earth told him that was a good idea? When all else fails to circumvent a free and fair election, try try try to get your own candidate installed. 🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑

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Oh, we just can’t wait for Purdue to debate his opposition…because he can’t. Especially with Stacy Abrams, if Purdue doesn’t no show again. He misses profiting off his corruption Good, cuz Warnock is winning it Of course 🤮 If Stacey Abrams wins the governor's race despite the voter suppression, will the G.O.P. allow her victory to stand? Or simply declare it illegitimate and seize power anyway? We'd better end the filibuster and pass voting rights if we want to hang on to electoral democracy.

So disappointed in sendavidperdue. He had my vote 7 years ago and in November and January, but not in the primary. I will not allow Trump to cause harm to our party in GA. I will vote and campaign for Kemp. Abrams will win 😂😂😂😂 yes please split the repub vote This should be fun.

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Stacy Abrams should send a thank you note to Fmr. Sen Perdue… competitive primaries tend not to be ideal…. Not sure why people are acting like this will be an easy race for Stacey Abrams. If anything, Perdue makes it harder. Kemp is hated by a good piece of the GOP base which means lower turnout. Perdue has a cleaner slate with all sides of the GOP. This will be a tough race.

RABSML Oh that should be fun !😆 Stacey4Georgia StaceyAbramsForGovernor Purdue is addicted to Republican-style grift. He wants back what he lost. Alternative headline republicans pave the way for democrat Stacey Abrams to be the next governor of Georgia. Trump will be forced to endorse Perdue and Perdue will try to run a Glen Youngkin campaign. Will it work, no Georgia is vastly different than Virginia.

Perdue can’t find a job? Jump in David, we would be only too happy to hand you another whopping!! Love Republican Party Civil War

Opinion | Stacey Abrams’ governor bid just did something inconceivable in GeorgiaCole Brown: Four major party candidates for Georgia’s top seats are Black, but they all embody the fraught nature of America’s racial politics. - NBCNewsTHINK THINK That's why I will likely contribute, but I realize that nothing is certain in The South. She's sharp and she came very close last time, but Georgia is far from a slam dunk. THINK

Republicans eat their own, meanwhile Democrats coalesce around staceyabrams Can’t wait to see either’s expression when staceyabrams trounces Republicans. Excellent. A brutal beatdown primary works to our benefit. Dueling a wounded general candidate is very welcomed. This buys Abrams time to stockpile cash & campaign while they 🤡 each other for months.

good...a bruising primary fight w/ Kemp will only help Stacey Let's see if Trump can go 0-2 backing Perdue. Hey, that's a campaign slogan: Trump/Perdue: 0-2 in '22 Since trump supporters him, I will pass. Couldn’t anyone stop him? 🤦🏼‍♀️ Insider trader Purdue who should be in jail?

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a bloody primary can be worse than a contentious general definitely gonna be interesting Can’t have a fascist movement without absolute fealty to the movement’s leader

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traces back to Trump’s loss in Georgia in November.+ − Former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas served as a congressman and then senator from 1961 to 1996.07:28 NC governor: ‘People want us to try to work together in a bipartisan way’ 06:07 K.have joined the cast of Where All Light Tends to Go.

Those divisions played a role in the twin defeats of both of the state’s Republican senators, Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, two months later in January runoff elections. Adding to the high stakes: The winner will face Democrat Stacey Abrams, who announced last week that she’ll challenge Kemp, to whom she narrowly lost in 2018. He ran for vice president with Gerald Ford and for the Republican nomination for president twice, winning the nomination in 1996, but lost the election to Bill Clinton. A campaign featuring Abrams and Perdue would place Abrams’ signature issue — voting rights — as well as Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud at center stage.D. Trump recruited Perdue to run against Kemp after the governor refused to help block his state’s election results — multiple recounts showed Georgia was won by President Joe Biden. Robert J. Kemp told reporters in Georgia last week that Perdue had told him he wasn’t planning to challenge him. Based on the David Joy novel, the story is set in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains, where Jacob McNeely is torn between appeasing his meth-dealing kingpin father and leaving the mountains forever with the girl he loves.

But Perdue for months has shown signs he changed his mind .S. 6th defendant accused of tasing officer 06:02 Osterholm: Get vaccine and booster to prevent severe infection amid Omicron variant 04:08 How to help K. “All I know is what Sen. Perdue has told me, I hope he’ll be a man of his word, but again that’s not anything I can control,” Kemp said. Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas served as a congressman and then senator from 1961 to 1996. One Republican official who has advised Perdue to run against Kemp pointed to recent polling from Trump’s Save America PAC that showed Trump’s endorsement would catapult the former senator into contention with the first-term governor.D. “Trump’s endorsement matters to Republican voters and he’s going to be helpful because this race is important to him,” the adviser said, adding that Perdue hopes the former president will help support him through his political committee, his email list or with a fundraiser at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. He ran for vice president with Gerald Ford and for the Republican nomination for president twice, winning the nomination in 1996, but lost the election to Bill Clinton.

A spokesperson for Trump could not be reached. An adviser to Kemp, however, predicted that Trump’s endorsement and efforts for Perdue will only go so far in Georgia because a gubernatorial race is decided on state issues, unlike a Senate contest, which revolves around federal issues. Robert J. Gonzalez: Build Back Better Act will be ‘life-changing’ 04:45 Rep. “The economy is roaring in Georgia. Jobs are great.S. Taxes are low,” a Kemp adviser, who was not authorized to speak on record, told POLITICO. 4, 2021.

“So what’s Perdue’s reason to run? That he’s Trump’s lap dog? That dog don’t hunt. Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Bob Dole, left, and his brother Kenny pose near the rear of their father's 1927 Whippet. Lap dogs don’t hunt.” The adviser noted that even Trump’s own polling showed Kemp with a marginal lead over Perdue in a hypothetical matchup. Like most families, they struggled during the Great Depression. Still, the former president’s criticism has left a mark. Unlike Georgia GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, another Trump target who has for his “lies” about the election, Kemp has studiously tried to avoid calling out Trump. Dole was a member of the Boy Scouts and played sports.

Kemp was booed at his party’s state convention in June but managed to escape censure by the party. At the Republican Governors Association meeting last month in Phoenix, officials said they were bracing for Perdue to challenge Kemp. Dole Campaign via AFP/Getty Images Bob Dole began college at the University of Kansas in 1941, but left in the U. They pledged to help the Georgia incumbent, as well as Idaho Gov. Brad Little, another GOP incumbent against whom Trump has endorsed his primary challenger, Janice McGeachin. Army. Trump has also feuded with Massachusetts Gov.

Charlie Baker, who announced last week he would not run for a third term, and with term-limited Govs. In 1945, during World War II, Dole was critically injured in battle and spent years undergoing rehabilitation. Larry Hogan of Maryland and Doug Ducey of Arizona. Despite entreaties from top Senate Republicans, Ducey has declined to run for Senate in Arizona amid the withering fire from the former president. They married in June 1948. “We’ve never been in a situation where our incumbent governors have faced primaries. Even at the height of the tea party primaries, where the House and Senate guys were being primaried, governors really never had that experience because you only run for reelection one time,” said an RGA strategist, who asked for anonymity to speak candidly. While attending law school, Dole won his first political race to become a Kansas State Representative and went on to win a seat in the U.

“Obviously, we’ve got different situations this year. And so we’re going to be — where appropriate, where necessary — financially supporting our incumbent governors in the primaries. House of Representatives. That’s something we’re new to.” When asked last month about Kemp’s predicament, Ducey refrained from criticizing Trump and pledged to stand by Republican governors, but he was vague on what level of support that would entail. The couple divorced in January 1972. “We don’t fund losers.

Won’t fund landslides,” said Ducey, who is the chair of the Republican Governors Association. Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images After several terms in the House and Senate, Bob Dole became chairman of the Republican National Committee and then ran as the vice-presidential candidate of the Republican Party with Gerald Ford in the election of 1976. “The RGA follows the 11th Commandment. We do not speak ill of another Republican. 25, 1976.” “We believe that our incumbents across the country deserve reelection,” he said. "We’re going to keep our red states red, and we’re going to go on offense all across the country. Keystone/Getty Images Ronald Reagan, left, and Bob Dole, right, Oct.

… The RGA is in the business of electing Republican governors.” Filed Under: . Elizabeth Dole would become President Reagan's Secretary of Transportation.