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U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, campaigns at the Cobb GOP headquarters in 2020.

Former U.S. Senator David Perdue, a Republican, will run to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp in next year’s primary election, according to news report published Sunday.

Sources close to Perdue say he will announce his candidacy Monday, according to a report from Politico.

Perdue was unseated after one term in the Senate early this year by Democrat Jon Ossoff.

The former Dollar General CEO joins former state Rep. Vernon Jones in the race to unseat Kemp. The winner of the race will likely face Democrat Stacey Abrams in the general election in late 2022.

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Mike Nelson

Whoever wins just beat Stacy Abrams and her race card agenda.

Bill Hicks

The only reason Perdue is running is because he's being backed by Trump. Kemp as been a good, borderline great Governor and deserves another term. I will be voting for him in the primary but obviously, I would vote for Perdue if he wins but I believe he should have waited 4 years. I believe this will aid Stacy Abrams and if she wins, it is probably time to pack up and leave 59 years of Georgia behind.

Shelly Leitheiser

Perdue is just a Trump lackey. Poor Kemp, just a hapless guy. Luckily we have a better candidate than both of those good 'ol boys in Stacey Abrams, whose more competent and intelligent than both men put together.

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