Georgia Gov. Kemp wins GOP gubernatorial primary

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defeated former U.S. Senator David Perdue in the Peach State GOP primary on Tuesday Associated Press has called the race for Kemp, in a blow to former President Donald Trump, who had backed Perdue.

Former Vice President Mike Pence, who served alongside Trump, had backed Kemp. The Georgia governor will now face Democrat Stacey Abrams in a political rematch after narrowly defeating her in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race.

Perdue, who lost a runoff in the US Senate for Democrat Jon Ossoff last year, called that he will support Kemp to ensure Abrams does not become governor of the state.

Former NFL player Herschel Walker, another Trump-backed candidate, secured victory in the Republican primary for the US Senate in Georgia, according to one AP race call, and will now face Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock. Warnock took office in 2021 after winning a special runoff election and is now seeking a full six-year term.

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia won Tuesday’s primary, the state government said AP. And in Arkansas, former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders won the GOP gubernatorial primary — Sanders is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Democrats could face significant headwinds during the 2022 mid-election cycle – President Joe Biden continues to face poor job approval ratings. Americans were engulfed by roaring inflation and watched as gas prices soared – from Tuesday, May 1st AAA The national average price of a gallon of gasoline has reached $4,598.

A recent AP-NORC poll of adults found that 67% disapproved of the president’s handling of the economy, while just 33% agreed. The poll also found that 56% think high gas prices are more likely due to issues beyond Biden’s control, while 44% think high prices are more likely due to presidential policies. Georgia Gov. Kemp wins GOP gubernatorial primary

Laura Coffey

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