According to the Associated Press, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp won the Republican nomination for his state’s gubernatorial race, defeating Trump-backed former Sen. David Perdue, a blow to the support power of former President Donald Trump, who voted Kemp as one. I had seen. His top Republican is aiming for a knock in the midterm primaries.
The AP called the race for Kemp at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time, with an estimated 23% of the vote count.
Kemp led the decider with 73% of the vote, Purdue trailing with only 22.3% and the other candidates combining with 3.6%.
Kemp will face Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams in November’s general election—a rematch of the 2018 gubernatorial election, which she narrowly won.
Perdue said during the campaign he planned to support Kemp in the general election if the governor won the primary.