Georgia 2018: Hudgens, Dooley and Barr back Kemp in gov race

Brian Kemp in a staff meeting at his office in the Capitol. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Secretary of State Brian Kemp picked up a trio of endorsements on Friday, landing the support of Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, former Rep. Bob Barr and Athens media personality Barbara Dooley.

The three each called him a hard-working candidate with a conservative track record who is the right fit to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal. Dooley and her husband, former Georgia coach Vince Dooley, will also hold a Sept. 14 fundraiser for Kemp in Athens.

Kemp, an Athens businessman, faces three other leading Republicans in next year’s GOP primary: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and state Sens. Hunter Hill and Michael Williams. Two Democrats – state Reps. Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans – are in the contest.

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Reader Comments 1


Why would you vote for Kemp, for Gov? His record against voting rights, refusing to identify problem issues with voting machines & hacking, giving our voting data to the "national commission - Koback", & all the voting personal information that was leaked . That should be enough to disqualify him from being considered. 

In addition: Does all he can to stand against Medicaid Expansion! 

Surely not the quality of person I will vote for -- Gov.


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