Georgia’s top Democrat rejects Stacey Abrams, supports Republican Brian Kemp
Georgia’s top Democrat has decided to shun his party’s gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams, and instead throw his support behind incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Burt Jones.
Kwanza Hall, ex Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor who lost in a runoff to incumbent Democratic lieutenant governor Charlie Bailey, announced Friday, citing Kemp’s ability to make “difficult decisions” in “unprecedented circumstances” and Jones’ plans to reduce crime and improve the state’s education system .
“While we do not agree on every issue, it is abundantly clear that Brian Kemp is a man of character, a strong leader and someone Georgians can trust to put themselves and their interests first,” Hall said in a statement.
Hall is also a former member of the Atlanta City Council and briefly served as a member of the US House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional district following the death of the former Democrat Rep. John Lewiswhich represented the headquarters.
Recent polls both Kemp and Jones showed advantages over their opponents in their races.
Fox News Digital reached out to the Kemp and Abrams campaigns for comment, but only heard back from the former, which shared a statement it released Friday morning after the approval.
“I greatly appreciate Congressman Hall’s support in this campaign,” Kemp said in a statement. “Kwanza has served our capital city and state ably for many years, and I look forward to working with him and other hardworking Georgians to put political differences aside and keep our state the best place to live, work and raise a family for the next four years.” years.”
Fox News’s Power Rankings called the race between Abrams and Kemp “lean Republican.”
Elections for both races will be held on Tuesday.
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