Georgia: In GOP runoff for governor, Brian Kemp rolls over Casey Cagle

Georgia: In GOP runoff for governor, Brian Kemp rolls over Casey Cagle
Brian Kemp (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – It didn’t look like this two months ago.  I don’t know how convinced I am about the +Democrats gap we’re hearing about for the U.S. House this fall.  The worse the media coverage gets for Trump, the more the red-leaning states and districts seem to show up for Trump-friendly Republicans.]

In the final stretch of a hotly contested Republican nomination for Georgia’s gubernatorial race, Secretary of State Brian Kemp has defeated Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle.

Most analysts and pundits had hunkered down for a long night, expecting a close race, but within an hour and a half of polls closing, Cagle conceded and Kemp emerged victorious.

The race garnered national headlines for its combative nature, as well as for a damning audio recording that former candidate Clay Tippins released that put Cagle in a negative light. Last-minute endorsements from President Donald Trump, along with other Republican leaders and every single candidate who lost in May’s general election helped swing momentum toward Kemp.

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