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Trump endorsement shakes gubernatorial runoff in Georgia
Voters will choose between Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and the Georgia Secretary of state Brian Kemp; Jonathan Serrie reports from Athens.
Secretary of state Brian Kemp won a bruising Republican runoff in the race for Georgia Governor, make use of a damning secret audio recording of his opponents and a last-minute Trump-Pence-approval.
With Tuesday win against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Kemp faces Stacey Abrams, a Democrat. You could be the country’s first black woman Governor.
Republican candidates for Georgia Governor of Georgia, Lieutenant Gov. Casey Cagle, left, and Secretary of state Brian Kemp are effusions in a sealed blood primary battle for the state of the lieutenancy.
The races test Democrats’ assertion that the demographic change in the Republican stronghold into a swing state. Cagle campaign was rocked by a secret recording in which he says he helped pass a “poor public policy” bill for political gain.
Gov. Nathan Deal and the National Rifle Association supports Cagle. But Kemp was strongly of the President for his approval.
Today is the day to vote for Brian Kemp. Will be great for Georgia, full support! https://t.co/yPND2bJ219
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 24. July 2018
Speaking of Fox News on Monday, Kemp was called Trump, the recommendation on Wednesday, “very large” and likened it to “pouring gasoline on a fire.”
Kemp, who calls himself “politically incorrect conservative,” hit the headlines in may for a display of the runs that he was a pick-up truck “in case I need to round up criminal illegal”.
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And in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday that Cagle is the meaning of the Trump recognized support, but Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal touted the support for his candidacy.
“We have notices two gold star: a President is the trump card, and the other is said Gov. deal,” Cagle. “And the Gov. knows to Deal with this condition, and I have in common with him to create the number-one Status in the historical figures and the historical tax reduction, as well.”
Georgia, long a deep-red state, the demographic change it will make for a swing-state in the next elections, it went for the trump card of less than six percentage points in 2016.
Georgia is a potential development of swing-state status comes at a crucial time for the Democrats. Gains in coastal and Sunbelt States of Virginia, North Carolina, and potentially Arizona — offset could be the increasing challenges for the party in the upper mid-West, where trump shocked many Democrats in 2016, carrying a band of States, Hillary Clinton’s campaign as the “blue wall.”
“This is a light-red state” GOP pollster Mark Rountree said. “I don’t think Georgia what happens to a national afterthought for both sides” no matter, in November, Rountree adds.
This is a developing story; please check back for updates.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.