Kemp launches 2022 reelection campaign, attacks Abrams with MLB adNews, Politics July 13, 2021
ATLANTA – Georgia Governor Brian Kemp officially launched her 2022 reelection campaign on Saturday in Perry and quickly singled out Stacey Abrams for her involvement in the MLB boycott.
Kemp’s currently doing his best to shore up Republican support after suffering political fallout from the 2020 election. He’s still the target of former President Donald Trump’s ire for not aiding Trump in his efforts to investigate and overturn the November General Election results.
However, since the governor signed the Elections Integrity Act earlier this year, Kemp’s image appears to be on the rebound among many Georgia Republicans. He’s been the face of Georgia’s election reform across the country.
It’s a message he plans to continue capitalizing on, attacking prospective candidate Stacey Abrams in campaign ads during the MLB All-Star Game. Abrams initially favored MLB pulling the All-Star game, but later backtracked her position on social media.
The decision to move the All-Star Game cost Georgia businesses $100 million in income.
Senate Republicans will be running a similar ad attacking Warnock’s position on the MLB boycott. Warnock’s up for election in 2022 as well.
U.S. Justice Department’s currently suing Georgia for the new election law. However, the Supreme Court just upheld Arizona’s voting laws last week, which throws the Georgia case into question.
Kemp currently has two challengers in the Republican Primary Kandiss Taylor and former Democrat Representative Vernon Jones.
Jones has been a vocal Trump supporter and was endorsed by Rudy Giuliani. North Georgia’s recently been blanketed in Jones signs, and many are reluctant to let go of their love of Trump. Kemp’s efforts to remind voters of his accomplishments and commitment to free and honest elections might be enough to continue to turn public opinion, but at this time, it’s unclear.
Trump’s withholding an endorsement in the Governor’s race for the time being but did endorse Jody Hice, the minute he entered the Georgia Secretary of State Race against Republican incumbent Brad Raffensperger.
Georgia Republicans aren’t likely to soon forget their loses in 2020, and Kemp’s aggressive shots at an opponent who isn’t even officially in the race, suggest raucous times ahead for Georgians.
Feature image courtesy of Kemp campaign.
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