The Gwinnett Daily Post reports from Perdue's Thursday speech to the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce:
"Why is Donald Trump resonating so much, and will he be there in April or May of next year? Who knows, but the point is I saw it for two years, I see it now that I've been in the United States Senate for seven months, and that is people know Washington is not working," Perdue said. "Government works right here in Georgia. It works right here in Gwinnett County.
"Why? For a couple of reasons. One is that we have citizen legislators … They are not career politicians as we have in Washington. The second reason it works well in Georgia is that we have a balanced budget law," he added.
One big difference, as Trump would surely remind Perdue -- Trump is much richer.