During an appearance on Fox News on Monday, Perdue said, “I got in very simply to stop Stacey Abrams and save our state.”
“It’s a sad state of affairs that our current governor has lost the confidence of many Republicans,” he added.
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Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate David Perdue on why he’s running:— The Recount (@therecount) December 7, 2021
“Well, I got in very simply to stop Stacey Abrams and save our state.” pic.twitter.com/ACXG3bcNur
Perdue announced his bid for governor on Monday, as IJR reported.
Following Abrams’ announcement, former President Donald Trump said in a statement, “Stacey ‘The Hoax’ Abrams has just announced that she’s running for Governor of Georgia. I beat her single-handedly, without much of a candidate, in 2018. I’ll beat her again.”
He claimed it would be “hard” to beat Abrams if Kemp is the Republican gubernatorial nominee because of “what he did with respect to Election Integrity and two horribly run elections, for President and then two Senate seats.”
“But some good Republican will run, and some good Republican will get my endorsement, and some good Republican will WIN!” he added.
The former president endorsed Perdue on Monday as he claimed Kemp has been a “very weak governor” and “can’t win because the MAGA base—which is enormous—will never vote for him.”
“David Perdue will eliminate the Income Tax, secure the Elections, defend the Second Amendment, support our great Farmers, get crime in Atlanta and other places under control, take care of our great Vets, and put parents back in charge of the schools,” he added.
A spokesperson for Kemp slammed Perdue in a statement, “Perdue’s only reason for running is to soothe his own bruised ego, because his campaign for U.S. Senate failed to inspire voters at the ballot box — twice.”
The statement refers to Perdue’s loss of his Senate election.