Georgia Governor Brian Kemp officially launched his re-election campaign on Saturday at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.
At his event, Kemp railed against the “cancel culture” of rival Democrats and urged Republicans to remain involved at the highest levels.
“We need everyone engaged, because we know the Democrats are united,” Kemp said while attempting to strengthen his support.
The governor also highlighted the actions of the state’s Democrats, relating to the transfer of the location of the MLB All-Star game. The move came after the state enacted a sweeping reform of their election laws.
“Make no mistake. They’re going to continue to cancel conservatives across the country. They are trying to go after anyone in the country that doesn’t share their values,” he added.
While Kemp looked ahead to defeating any potential Democratic opponent, he seemingly overlooked a GOP primary election that is expected to be contested.
Vernon Jones, a former Democratic state lawmaker who switched parties and has become a strong supporter of President Trump, has already declared his candidacy. Jones raised approximately $650,000 in the first 10 weeks of his campaign.
Additionally, Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager, floated the idea of another challenger to Kemp. On The John Fredericks Show, Lewandowski said, “You know him, he wins in Democrat areas and he’ll trounce Stacey Abrams.”
Trump has pledged to defeat Kemp. “I’ll be here in a year and a half campaigning against your governor, and your crazy Secretary of State,” he said of Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
However, Kemp appears to be ready to face any potential primary challenger. The incumbent is expected to announce an impressive war chest. He raised $4 million this quarter — with $9 million on hand.
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