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Axios: GOP State Senators urged Perdue not to run

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  More than two-thirds of Georgia's Republican state senators urged David Perdue not to run for governor in the days before he announced his campaign.  Axios reported yesterday that 25 of Georgia’s 35 Republican state senators sent a letter to Georgia Republican David Perdue last month urging him not to run for governor.

The letter asked Perdue to join them in supporting and endorsing incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp for reelection.
In a statement to Axios, Perdue acknowledged that he had received the letter, but said it did not affect his decision to run.
“This is what career politicians do,” Perdue told Axios, calling the letter “ironic” and “ludicrous.”
 
Perdue announced his candidacy last Monday and quickly received an endorsement from former President Donald Trump, who has openly derided Governor Kemp since Kemp decided not to take the necessary steps to overturn President Joe Biden’s 2020 win in Georgia.
 
Among the signatories were state senators Bill Cowsert and Frank Ginn, who represent parts of Athens.   Jeannie Davis reports.

  

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