Multiple media outlets are reporting tonight that former U.S. Senator David Perdue will challenge incumbent Brian Kemp for governor of Georgia:
— Rosalind Helderman (@PostRoz) December 5, 2021
According to Politico, the official announcement can come “as early as Monday”:
News: Backed by Donald Trump, former Sen. Perdue plans to primary Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp by releasing a video message & filing his paperwork, as early as Mondayhttps://t.co/AB751korJ3
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) December 5, 2021
And Axios reported that Purdue “could expect an endorsement from” former President Trump:
"Two people familiar with the discussions told @axios's @jonathanvswan that Trump signaled to Perdue weeks ago that if he ran, he could expect an endorsement from the former president." #gapol https://t.co/j7hDG3Lixs
— Emma Hurt (@Emma_Hurt) December 5, 2021
As for the race itself, the Cook Political Report moved it to “Toss Up” from “Lean R” on Friday:
We shifted a total of 11 Governors races this week @CookPolitical — 8 toward Rs, 3 toward Ds.
— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) December 3, 2021
Editor’s note: We’ve corrected a typo in the headline.
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