Could former GOP Senator David Perdue be considering launching a primary challenge against Georgia Governor Brian Kemp? Sources close to Perdue say that he’s been strongly considering launching a campaign to oust the incumbent Governor but so far he’s yet to make any official statement.
For his part, Perdue has declined to comment about a possible run. But the Journal noted he remains close to former President Donald Trump, who urged him to run during a September rally in Georgia.
The Hill reported that Trump asked Perdue during the rally: “Are you running for governor, David? Did I hear he’s running?”
The Journal noted Perdue’s appearances at recent grassroots events has played into speculation he would run for governor. Adding to that speculation, his allies have also leaked word of visits with Trump, including a two-day trip to Florida last weekend.
“There are always rumors,” said a source close to Perdue. “The only thing that has changed is a whole lot of people are reaching out and asking David to run, and President Trump is of course very supportive of the idea.”
Last year Perdue lost his re-election campaign to Democrat Jon Ossoff.