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Georgia battle looms as Perdue set to challenge Kemp for governor in Republican face-off

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David Perdue, the Trump-backed former senator, plans to announce he’ll challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in a Republican major face-off subsequent year, a supply conversant in Perdue’s plans has confirmed to Fox News.

Perdue, who was narrowly defeated by now-Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff in final January’s Senate runoffs, was recruited by former President Donald Trump to oust Kemp over his refusal to assist the then-president’s efforts final year to overturn the election outcomes in Georgia.

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Sources told Politico that Perdue expects to obtain additional fundraising and endorsement assist from Trump forward of the Georgia Republican major. He intends to make his announcement Monday by way of video and file his paperwork on the similar time, the report stated.

Kemp spokesman Cody Hall slammed the transfer.

Brian Kemp, governor of Georgia, speaks throughout a information convention at a mass covid-19 vaccination web site on the Delta Flight Museum in Hapeville, Georgia.
(Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg by way of Getty Images)

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“Perdue’s only reason for running is to soothe his own bruised ego, because his campaign for U.S Senate failed to inspire voters at the ballot box — twice,” Hall told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The announcement units up for an epic GOP civil battle in Georgia, the place President Biden edged Trump by a razor-thin margin. The winner will face seemingly 2022 Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost to Kemp in 2018.

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