CNN is projecting that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) will defeat his primary challenger, former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and, by extension, former President Donald Trump, who campaigned against Kemp for not promoting his big lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
Following the 2020 presidential election, Kemp triggered Trump’s ire after he rejected Trump’s plea to overturn President Biden’s electoral victory in Georgia.
Trump vowed to campaign against Kemp, eventually persuading Perdue to enter the race for governor in hopes of ousting him… only to be defeated again.
Kemp will now face Democrat Stacey Abrams in November in a rematch from 2018, when he narrowly defeated her to win his first term as governor of Georgia.
Early polling shows Kemp with a small lead over Abrams, but she remains a political force to be reckoned with in the general election.