More 2022 Candidates Emerging.
2021 may not be half way over yet but the 2022 elections are looming large on both sides of the political aisle. Let’s look at some of the latest news.
Senator Raphael Warnock finally has a GOP opponent. Republican businessman Kelvin King announced today he is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
King was one of former President Donald Trump’s most prominent Black supporters in Georgia and founded a political outreach group called Speak Georgia with his wife Janelle King, a conservative pundit and operative.
In a statement, he attacked Warnock’s “divisive far left representation” and said Georgia is ground zero for the GOP push to recapture the Senate, which flipped in January with the victories of Warnock and fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff.
Former Democratic State Representative Vernon Jones is poised to challenge Governor Brian Kemp, perhaps with the support of former President Donald Trump. An announcement could come Friday.
Now Jones seems on the cusp of testing the limits of Trump’s appeal in the Georgia GOP — perhaps with the former president’s blessing.
In fact, Jones made the pilgrimage to Mar-A-Lago over the weekend, where Trump repeatedly asked the Georgian when he’s announcing for governor — and Jones told him to expect the decision on Friday.
With the news that GOP LG Geoff Duncan may not run for reelection, rumored candidates abound but one person already in the race is Republican activist Jeanne Seaver. Seaver had announced a primary challenge to Duncan some time ago.
As other candidates emerge, we’ll try to keep you updated. It looks like 2022 is going to be a rather active election. The GOP’s statewide officers will have a number of primary races, with strong, united Democrats waiting in the wings.