Some of the most impactful elections America is going to have this year are governor’s races. At the end of the day, the governors leading states have more of an effect on people’s lives than most folks have realized.
Over the past few years, amid varying approaches to COVID, Republican governors have largely taken significantly different approaches than Democrat governors and vice versa.
Therefore, a state flipping red or blue will greatly impact how that state is run and whether they have freedom or neverending government mandates.
The state of Georgia has a gubernatorial race coming up. Georgia GOP Governor Brian Kemp is facing primary challenges, with his strongest opponent being former Republican Sen. David Perdue.
According to Breitbart News, Kemp and Perdue are in very close proximity to one another; meanwhile, whoever wins the state’s GOP nomination will be the one to face Democrat Stacey Abrams.
The Latest on the Georgia 2022 Gubernatorial Election
According to a Quinnipiac University survey run this month, in the Georgia GOP primary, Kemp comes in with 43% support, while Perdue arrives with 36%. However, in a general matchup against Stacey Abrams, Kemp does slightly better than the former GOP senator.
Kemp vs. Abrams has the Georgia governor at 49% to Abrams’ 47%. However, when Perdue is put up against Abrams, both candidates are evenly matched at 48%.
The momentum for our Trump-endorsed campaign continues to grow!
Brian Kemp has spent over $1 million attacking me, but Georgians won't be fooled by his lies. It's time for bold conservative leadership, and that's exactly what I'll deliver as Governor. pic.twitter.com/UMdrsLWdSs
— David Perdue (@DavidPerdueGA) January 26, 2022
Perdue has the endorsement of former President Trump, something which he’s made known throughout his campaign. The former senator of Georgia also believes Kemp has dropped the ball and doesn’t have what it takes to lead the Peach State anymore.
Meanwhile, Kemp’s camp tells a different story. Around the time Perdue declared his candidacy in the Georgia governor’s race, Kemp’s team lashed out at Perdue, claiming his run was just an ego move.
Furthermore, the Kemp camp stated that Perdue lacks what it takes to win, since now-Sen. Jon Ossoff defeated Perdue during the Georgia 2021 runoffs.
Both candidates have made it clear they’re not backing down from this race.
The Bigger Picture
Whoever wins the Republican primary in Georgia is going to need the full support of the conservative coalition.
This means if Perdue gets it, Republicans should rally around him when he faces Abrams. If Kemp is able to win the nomination, Georgia Republicans should rally around him.
Georgia’s economic success didn’t happen by accident. Our state is on the move because we chose freedom over shutdowns.
We made the tough choices, and put hardworking Georgians FIRST! pic.twitter.com/HmYpC4X0eb
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) January 26, 2022
Whether Perdue or Kemp wins the primary, Democrats are going to be all in for Stacey Abrams. Abrams faced Kemp during the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election and apparently believes she can win this time.
Many Americans are hoping Georgia will manage to keep the governor’s mansion under a Republican leader.
What do you think about the Georgia gubernatorial election thus far? Let us know in the comments area below whether you believe Brian Kemp or David Perdue will walk away with the GOP nomination.