Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's wife told Sen. Kelly Loeffler she didn't 'deserve to be in elected office' in text after 2020 election: report
Tricia Raffensperger blasted Sen. Kelly Loeffler for endangering her whole family by parroting Trump's 2020 election denial lies just to keep her job.news.yahoo.com
Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season
More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump.
GOP unity? Some aim for reconciliation after tough primaries
Two days after losing a bitter primary to a rival she once deemed a “sellout” for occasionally working with Democrats, Katie Arrington appeared at a “unity rally” to urge South Carolina Republicans to come together and back Rep. Nancy Mace in the fall general election.
The Trailer: Establishment wins, surging turnout and burning Bushes: Takeaways from this week’s primaries
In this edition: Lessons from all of May's primaries, redistricting madness drags into Memorial Day weekend, and the director of Justice Democrats lays out their new strategy to replace centrists.washingtonpost.com
Takeaways: Trump’s big defeat; election denial backfiring
Former President Donald Trump’s crusade for vengeance suffered two devastating blows when Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won their primaries despite rejecting Trump’s entreaties to reverse his 2020 election loss.
Georgia Republicans voting for Brian Kemp are sympathetic to Trump's grievances but say it wasn't the governor's fault the former president lost in 2020
Insider talked with dozens of Republicans across Georgia in the days leading up to Tuesday's primary where voters will pick between Brian Kemp and David Perdue to run against Democrat Stacey Abrams.news.yahoo.com
Perdue makes racist remark about Abrams: She’s ‘demeaning her own race’
Perdue was referring to statements Abrams made Saturday during a fundraising dinner, in which she referred to the state’s poor ranking in multiple issues, including incarceration, mental health and maternal mortality rates. Kemp and Perdue are running against each other for the GOP nomination. Perdue, however, offered none of this context when attacking Abrams on Monday. “The only thing she wants is to be president of the United States,” Perdue said. “Stacey Abrams totally dominates Brian Kemp,” Trump said.washingtonpost.com
Desperate Republican Tells Stacey Abrams ‘Go Back…Where You Came From’
Trump-endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate David Perdue doubled down on a racially charged, last-minute new line of attack aimed at Stacey Abrams, the likely Democratic nominee, in an interview Monday night.While addressing a crowd on the final day before the Republican primary, Perdue—who polls show trailing Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican who earned Trump’s ire when he refused to help “fix” Joe Biden’s win in the state in 2020—opened up a new line of attack on Abrams, telling the audiencenews.yahoo.com
Newt Gingrich says Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate David Perdue thought Trump was 'a magic wand' in the race against Brian Kemp
"In retrospect, it's hard to understand David's campaign, and it's certainly not the campaign those of us who were for him expected," Gingrich told The New York Times of Perdue's race.news.yahoo.com
Georgia Republicans who despise Gov. Brian Kemp threaten to stay home this November if Trump-backed challenger David Perdue loses Tuesday's primary
MAGA world would rather sit out the Georgia governor's race in November than vote for the incumbent who certified President Joe Biden's 2020 win.news.yahoo.com
Perdue suit pushing election fraud claims dismissed by judge
A Georgia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former U.S. Sen. David Perdue that alleged fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted in the state's most populous county during the 2020 general election. Perdue filed the lawsuit, along with an individual voter, in December a few days after he announced that he would be challenging Gov. Brian Kemp in the Republican primary. Among other things, the suit sought access to examine absentee ballots, saying that would allow the petitioners to prove that there had been fraud in Fulton County.news.yahoo.com
Georgia sets $1.5B in aid for electric vehicle maker Rivian
The state of Georgia and local governments will give Rivian Automotive $1.5 billion of incentives to build a 7,500-job, $5 billion electric vehicle plant. That's according to documents the company and state signed Monday. That's by far the largest incentive package Georgia has ever offered to a company. Georgia Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson says the size of the package is “appropriate” for the largest single industrial announcement in Georgia history. Rivian hopes to break ground as early as this summer and begin production in Georgia in 2024. The plant has been beset by opposition from residents east of Atlanta who say Rivian will spoil their rural quality of life.
Early voting begins Monday in Georgia primary election
After three Republican primary debates in Georgia’s governor’s race, a few things are clear: Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue wants the May 24 primary to be about the 2020 election, incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp wants the election to be about his record, and when in doubt any Republican should say they’re the one to beat Democrat Stacey Abrams in the fall.
Georgia debates: Perdue runs on election, Kemp pushes record
After three Republican primary debates in Georgia's governor's race, a few things are clear: Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue wants the May 24 primary to be about the 2020 election, incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp wants the election to be about his record, and when in doubt any Republican should say they're the one to beat Democrat Stacey Abrams in the fall. Sunday's debate sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club was a little different, with candidates Kandiss Taylor, Catherine Davis and Tom Williams included after the two earlier debates featured only Kemp and Perdue.news.yahoo.com
Trump’s Georgia GOP Revenge Plot Is Backfiring
Photo Illustration by Kristen Hazzard/The Daily Beast/GettyLOUISVILLE, Georgia—It may have taken Gov. Brian Kemp a good half-hour to get there, but during his speech at a recent campaign stop in this small east Georgia town, he allowed himself to acknowledge the truth about the state of his Republican primary contest against former Sen. David Perdue.“I know some are getting a little confident,” Kemp said. “Which worries me.”Laughs rang out from the room, which was packed with local luminaries annews.yahoo.com
McConnell told Republican senators they've 'got to stay focused on Georgia' immediately after Trump told them that he could overturn the 2020 presidential election: book
"I've been calling folks in those states and they're with us," Trump told Republican senators in a December 2020 call, according to a new book.news.yahoo.com
Stacey Abrams reaches millionaire status before 2nd campaign
When Democrat Stacey Abrams first ran for Georgia governor in 2018, her lackluster personal finances and a hefty bill from the IRS gave Republicans fodder to question how she could manage a state budget when she struggled with her own debts. Abrams now says she's worth $3.17 million, according to state disclosures filed in March. Since her 2018 defeat to Republican Brian Kemp, Abrams has become a leading voting rights activist.news.yahoo.com
Perdue says he 'misunderstood' Trump supporters' 'lock him up' chants about Kemp
Former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) said he "misunderstood" supporters of former President Trump when they chanted "lock him up" during his remarks at a recent rally - comments that were purportedly aimed at Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, his opponent in the Peach State's GOP gubernatorial primary race.Trump held a rally in Georgia alongside Perdue on Saturday in support of the former senator's bid for the governor's mansion. During the event, Perdue...news.yahoo.com