Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has won a bruising Republican runoff in the state’s race for governor, leveraging a damning secret audio recording of his opponent and a last-minute Trump-Pence endorsement.
With Tuesday’s win against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Kemp faces Democrat Stacey Abrams. She could become the country’s first black woman governor.
The race will test Democrats’ assertion that changing demographics have turned the Republican stronghold into a swing state. Cagle’s campaign was rocked by a secret recording in which he says he helped pass a “bad public-policy” bill for political gain.
In another recording, Cagle allegedly offers to help pay off former gubernatorial candidate Clay Tippins’ $300,000 in campaign debt in exchange for an endorsement.
Today is the day to vote for Brian Kemp. Will be great for Georgia, full Endorsement! https://t.co/yPND2bJ219
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2018
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