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President Trump Endorses Kemp for GA Governor

President Donald Trump endorsed Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, who currently serves as Georgia's secretary of state. Next Tuesday, Kemp, who brands himself as a "conservative businessman," will face off Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, a longtime Atlanta establishmentarian, in the state’s primary runoff.

Secretary Brian Kemp

In a tweet published on Wednesday, the president wrote,

Brian Kemp is running for Governor of the great state of Georgia. The Primary is on Tuesday. Brian is tough on crime, strong on the border and illegal immigration. He loves our Military and our Vets and protects our Second Amendment. I give him my full and total endorsement.

Kemp, as Trump said, is a strong advocate for gun rights, school choice, hardline policies against illegal immigration, and ethics reform for Atlanta. He backs Trump, saying that if his support for the president "offends you, then I'm not your guy. But if you are ready for a politically incorrect conservative, I'm asking for your vote."

In addition to President Trump, Kemp has been endorsed by state Senator Hunter Hill, a former rival who was eliminated from the runoff.

On the other hand, Cagle has been caught multiple times making hot-mic remarks that indicate unreliability and untrustworthiness.

In one recording, Cagle said that he voted for legislation that would cap private school scholarships solely to injure Hill, his primary election opponent. Regarding the bill, he said, "I was the only guy standing in the way [of the legislation]. Is it bad public policy? Between you and me, it is. I can tell you how it is a thousand different ways."

In another recording, Cagle attacked his party's view on poverty, saying, "I literally have a goal. A personal goal to cut poverty in half and I believe I can do it. My focus is down there. It’s not those up there, and that’s what pisses me off about Republicans and people like [state Senator] Hunter [Hill]" (emphasis mine).

The lieutenant governor's view on poverty reduction is counter to conservative principle, which dictates that limited government intervention and tax cuts will lead to economic growth, and in turn, concrete results for people at all levels of the economy. Kemp believes in this philosophy, and his campaign platform says that he will take "a chainsaw to ridiculous regulations and burdensome mandates."

Hill backed Kemp up, saying, "In Brian Kemp, we have a candidate who believes in and understands the free market, who knows that government doesn’t create jobs, hardworking Georgians do."

In addition to supporting policies that will help all Georgians, Kemp recently finished a 37-city bus tour of Georgia, where he met with voters of all stripes to talk about the issues that matter to them.

Cagle has also mocked the electoral process, deriding the Republican primary as a contest of "who had the biggest gun, who had the biggest truck and who would be the craziest."

In the remark, Cagle is referring to a Kemp campaign spot where he brandished a shotgun in the presence of a teenager:

The advertisement was controversial in liberal circles, but conservatives were a fan of its unabashed political incorrectness.


  1. IT's good to see Donald Trump endorsed Brian Kemp for GA governor. Main policy behind this endorsement is to reduce poverty in Georgia. Please read related all latest Trump news. This governance will cut the taxes and and will lead to economic growth for creating jobs .


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