US heavy­weights drop in on Ga. gov­er­nor’s race

Rome News-Tribune - - NEWS - By Ben Nadler

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.

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