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Abrams vs. Kemp vs. Perdue

Georgia’s gubernatorial race is now a three-way showdown.

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Episode Notes

When Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced his intent to run for reelection, he knew he was facing down a rematch with voting rights activist and former state lawmaker Stacey Abrams. What he likely didn’t expect was a challenge from the right in the form of David Perdue, a local businessman, former senator, and good friend who was encouraged to run against Kemp by Donald Trump. Now, the question is whether Trumpism can be a winning argument in Georgia—or whether Democrats might be able to exploit Republicans’ division to score a win in the deeply purple state.

Guest: Greg Bluestein, reporter covering state politics for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.

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