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Old 03-13-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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Should be an interesting race next year...
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Secretary of State Brian Kemp will join the the 2018 race for Georgia governor, according to an official with direct knowledge of the Republican’s decision.

It’s unclear when Kemp will formally announce. He declined comment on Monday, though he’s been dropping hints for months that he’ll run and has been lining up staffers and donors.

“I am uniquely positioned to understand the challenges you face when it comes to running your business and, most importantly, having to deal with government red tape,” he said in recent remarks to the National Federation of Independent Businesses. “There are too few business-minded people in office, and you can see how that impacts our government.”

A former state senator, the Athens Republican was appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue as the state’s top elections official in 2010 after Karen Handel resigned to run for governor and won his first of two four-year terms later that year.

The 53-year-old has long been considered a potential gubernatorial candidate and has tried to raise his profile by calling on Trump to investigate the Obama administration’s apparent attempt to access his office’s computer system. He’s also railed against left-leaning groups that accused his office of voter suppression.
Source: Brian Kemp to run for Georgia governor in*2018
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:38 PM
 
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Is anybody good actually running?
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