Republicans in Georgia decide Tuesday for a contraction in governor outflow that tests the loyalty of Conservative voters to President Donald Trump and their frequent rejection of the establishment in favor of political foreign policy.
The match between Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle sits in the White House, which supports Kemp, against outgoing Republican Governor Nathan Deal, who supports Cagle. Democrat Stacey Abrams awaits the winner in the fall and tries to become the first black female governor of an American state.
Cagle, a well-known figure in the Georgia Capitol, joined the republican race as a presumptive frontrunner with financial support from much of the state's lobby class. Even as a state-elected official, Kemp positioned himself as a "politically incorrect-conservative" outsider, constantly battling liberal Democrats and Republican insiders.
Both Republicans have attempted to join Trump as they campaigned against immigration, weapons and social issues. But Cagle is widely regarded as the more moderate election and the candidate most likely to be in the center of a general election campaign. The question is, is this a liability that prevents him from passing by Republican voters who have courted Kemp with commercials, guns, chainsaws, and pick-ups to "rally criminal offenders."
Cagle led the first five men in May, but timidly dropped by the majority required to avoid an outflow. The two months later, a cascade of issues for the veteran politician, and public opinion suggests that Kemp closed the gap.
The Lieutenant Governor unknowingly played in Kemp's frame when he was secretly recorded earlier this year by a former rival who was captured. Cagle explains in detail that he was legislating in the Senate on campaign contributions. Another clip among several released during the runoff revealed that Cagle described the GOP contest as the "craziest" candidate with the "biggest gun" and the "biggest truck".
Trump's unexpected confirmation from Kemp last week followed
"Brian is tough on crime, high on the border and illegal immigration." He loves our military and our veterinarians and protects our second addendum.I give him my full and full endorsement "Trump tweeted.
It was an unexpected push into a governor's race for a president whose medium-term electoral efforts had focused primarily on defending GOP majorities on Capitol Hill and on his election campaigns.
It's a matter of risk-reward for the Republicans of Georgia and Trump, who was burned last year while supporting two lost Senate candidates in neighboring Alabama. Kemp offers Trump the chance to back another sassy politician who can carry the president's brand in a state that President 201
These fears became apparent days before Trump, when Deal, a widely acclaimed personality, received his own 11-hour confirmation for Cagle. Cagle described Cagle as a capable business partner and his best potential successor, but the move caught the eye of a governor who had previously been content to leave the party to their own decisions. In Georgia, the governor and vice-governor are elected independently, which means that Cagle was never chosen as part of a deal ticket, even though the couple comes from the same city in Gainesville.
The National Rifle Association also threw back its weight in April after helping to end a tax relief that would have saved Delta Air Lines, one of the state's largest employers, millions of dollars a year for ending a rebate program NRA members. Cagle was escorted on election campaign by Designated Arms Group President Oliver North for stays in Savannah, Kennesaw and Gainesville.
The polls are open on Tuesday from 7am to 7pm. about the state. The early personal vote began on 2 July.
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