Vernon Jones Announces Gubernatorial Campaign to Oust GA Gov. Brian Kemp

Former Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Democrat-turned-Republican, is launching a primary challenge to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R).

Jones, who endorsed former President Trump’s 2020 reelection bid before formally becoming a Republican in January, announced his campaign at a press conference outside the Georgia Capitol on Friday.

Once seen as a staunch Trump ally, Kemp became a target of the former president’s ire last year when he rejected Trump’s pleas to overturn the results of the presidential election in Georgia.

Jones is hoping to capitalize on the incumbent governor’s perceived disloyalty to Trump, who has already vowed to support a primary challenge to Kemp.

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