US heavyweights drop in on Ga. governor’s race
The winning can all go away in an instant.
That was the message that Donald Trump Jr. had for Georgia Republicans as he urged them to support Brian Kemp for governor.
With less than a month before November’s election, the hotly contested race is attracting visits from national heavyweights that show just how seriously both Democrats and Republicans are taking the contest.
Trump Jr. headlined an event for Kemp on Tuesday evening in Athens.
Earlier in the day U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, along with Ayanna Pressley, fresh off her primary victory over 10-term U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in Massachusetts, were in Jonesboro with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, manning phones and firing up volunteers. Abrams is vying to become the first black female governor of any state.
The dueling visits seem sure to fire up the progressive and conservative bases of each party, in a race that recent public polling shows locked in a dead heat.
In Athens, Trump Jr. said that electing Republicans like Kemp to positions of power in states was key to the success of his father.