So he reached out through an intermediary to another Brian Kemp – a public relations strategist in California – who owned the site.
The Other Kemp purchased the domain around 1999, before the Georgia Kemp’s first run for office, and redirected it to the Abrams site earlier this year.
The Other Kemp said he designed that website as a “personal resume blog” way back when, and has been getting mistaken fundraiser invitations for the Georgian since the early 2000s. He didn’t comment further.
Moore said he worked with Michael Gargiulo, a domain-name expert, to broker what he described as a five-figure name transaction to buy the rights to the site. He wouldn’t disclose the exact price, but said he used personal funds to close the deal.
We should note that entering BrianKemp.com now does not simply redirect to Kemp's official gubernatorial account. Instead it goes to a new page featuring Moore and Kemp atop a blaring headline:
GOP candidate Brian Kemp recently took his campaign bus around middle Georgia while on the race for governor. (Video and photos by Ryon Horne)
Read more recent AJC coverage of the Georgia race for governor:
AJC/Channel 2 poll: Abrams and Kemp in tight race; Trump's approval up
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