Perdue concedes, setting up Kemp-Abrams rematch

Gov. Brian Kemp defeated former U.S. Sen. David Perdue to score a GOP primary victory that showed the limits of Donald Trump’s endorsement in Georgia and set up a rematch against Democrat Stacey Abrams in November.

The first-term Republican easily fended off a challenge from Perdue, who entered the race with Trump’s blessing but struggled to win the former president’s ardent supporters despite a campaign message that centered on his falsehoods about election fraud.

At his election watch party, Perdue said he called Kemp to concede and that he is “fully supporting” the incumbent.

“Tomorrow morning you are going to hear me going to work to go to work to make damn sure Stacey Abrams is not the next governor of Georgia,” he said.

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