Trump throws weight behind unseating Never-Trump Georgia Gov Brian Kemp

Former President Donald Trump is still a political force to be reckoned with despite the best efforts of Democrats. Now he has his sights on one key gubernatorial race.

Trump’s Save America PAC has sunken half a million dollars into defeating Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, the Washington Examiner reported. The former president has targeted the Republican for his unwillingness to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

The money will be used to help David Purdue, the former U.S. senator whom Trump has endorsed. Trump’s camp tried to deflect the attention from this particular choice considering the uphill climb the candidate has.

Kemp leads Purdue 50% to 39%, respectively, though Trump’s assistance may help bridge that gap. “President Trump is committed to supporting his endorsed candidates across the nation, but we won’t be telegraphing our efforts to the media,” Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich said in a statement.

The former president has publicly berated Kemp for not cooperating with his efforts to stop the election from being certified amid suspicions of voter fraud. “President Trump has demonstrated a strong interest in making sure the truth emerges about what happened in Georgia,” said Jessica Freese, spokeswoman for Get Georgie Right PAC that Trump has funneled money into.

“He has also stated that the best way to solve this problem is electing people who acknowledge it and are committed to improving election integrity,” she added. In the aftermath of the election, the left tried to make hay out of a phone call between Trump and Kemp about the election, though the result speaks volumes about that claim.

Trump called on Kemp to order additional scrutiny of signatures on absentee ballots in the state and requested a stop to the certification of the votes, according to the Washington Post. Kemp refused and the relationship soured to the point where Trump backed off from supporting Georgia Republicans in the key Senate races held there.

The former president values loyalty and likely felt abandoned by Kemp. It’s unclear whether his efforts will move the needle against Kemp, but it certainly sends a clear message that Trump is still relevant — and that he doesn’t forget.

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