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Brian Kemp

  1. politics
    Trump Hates Brian Kemp So Much He Mock-Endorsed Stacey AbramsThe “Trump Ticket” in Georgia has no gubernatorial challenger, and that’s driving the 45th president to distraction.
  2. 2022 midterms
    Trump Favorite Herschel Walker Officially Running for U.S. Senate in GeorgiaWalker is arguably a carpetbagger with some extra personal baggage, but he may be better known in Georgia than incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock.
  3. 2022 midterms
    Raffensperger Struggles to Get Back His MAGA Street CredUnlike Brian Kemp, Raffensperger doesn’t have the political capital or luck in opponents to survive a Trumpian purge with right-wing posturing.
  4. politics
    Trump Nearly Enlisted the Justice Department in His Coup SchemeA high-ranking DOJ official wanted to urge GOP legislators to steal Biden’s win, but colleagues rebuffed him. Next time we might not be so lucky.
  5. 2022 midterms
    Trump Says Herschel Walker Is Running for SenateIf Trump isn’t just making this up, his coalition for the 2022 midterms will gain some star power, if not an assured victory.
  6. voting rights
    Justice Department Sues to Stop Georgia Voting LawWith Republicans filibustering voting-rights legislation in Congress, the Justice Department is using litigation to go after Georgia’s notorious law.
  7. 2022 midterms
    Brian Kemp May Be Outfoxing Donald TrumpDespite Trump’s vows of vengeance against the Georgia governor, he cannot find a top-tier candidate to run against him.
  8. 2022 midterms
    Georgia Republicans Forgo 2022 Prep to Bicker Over PastThe GOP State Convention was a chance to pull together before a pivotal midterm election, but Georgia Republicans are still divided over Trump’s lies.
  9. confederate monuments
    Georgia Struggles With Its Giant Neo-Confederate EmbarrassmentStacey Abrams wants to sandblast the carving of Confederate leaders on state-owned property. That probably won’t happen with Brian Kemp as governor.
  10. republicans
    Georgia Republicans See Disastrous Election Cycle As Something to Brag AboutIn their deluded minds, they believe losing Georgia to Biden and the Senate to Democrats were victories stolen by their own secretary of state.
  11. games
    States Are Starting to Fix the NCAA — For the Wrong ReasonsCompetition, not morality, is driving legislation that allows college athletes to make some money.
  12. maga
    Trump’s GOP Enemies Try 3 Strategies for SurvivalPaul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and Brian Kemp exhibit different ways Republican politicians are dealing with the Boss’s disdain.
  13. 2022 midterm
    Loeffler Begs for Trump’s Attention by Attacking RaffenspergerThe former senator has called for a ridiculous “investigation” of the GOP secretary of state who wouldn’t back Trump’s election coup.
  14. 2022 midterms
    Georgia Republicans Wonder What to Do About Herschel WalkerHis indecision about a 2022 Senate race after Trump urged him to run is complicating life for other would-be senators.
  15. georgia election law
    Trump Says Georgia Election Law Is ‘Far Too Weak’The former president’s message to Republicans is that using election laws to screw over the opposition isn’t just acceptable – it’s mandatory.
  16. georgia election law
    Can Suppressing Votes Save Brian Kemp?Kemp is using Georgia’s new election law to heal a breach with Trump-loving conservatives but so far has drawn only a gadfly primary opponent.
  17. election coup
    Will Republicans Try Another Election Coup in 2024?Jonathan Last argues that 2020 could have been a dress rehearsal, and that a 2022 purge by Trump could make it work next time.
  18. voting rights
    Six Bad Ideas About Voting That Republicans Need to AbandonThe GOP insists its efforts in Georgia and beyond aren’t about voter suppression, but its faulty assumptions are preventing real election reform.
  19. georgia voting law
    Georgia Republicans Working Hard to Sabotage a 2022 ComebackGeorgia’s GOP could be upbeat heading toward the midterms. But the voting-law debacle and a Trump purge could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
  20. voting rights
    Georgia Trooper Claims Legislator’s Knock Raised Fears of January 6 RepeatWas Governor Brian Kemp really endangered by Park Cannon tapping on his door in hopes of watching him sign a controversial election bill?
  21. politics
    Raffensperger’s Support for Georgia’s Voter-Suppression Law Won’t Save HimGeorgia’s secretary of state blasphemed Trump, and that’s all that matters to his fellow Republicans.
  22. voting rights
    What Can Democrats Do About Georgia’s Voting-Rights Restrictions?They are already going to court, and could pass preemptive legislation in Congress. But winning control of the state in 2022 is the best solution.
  23. politics
    Georgia Republicans Take Revenge on Voting RightsAfter major Democratic wins, the embattled GOP passes a harsh law to claw back power.
  24. 2022 midterms
    Trumpy Georgia Congressman May Help Punish RaffenspergerRepresentative Jody Hice may give up a safe seat to become Trump’s instrument of revenge against the Georgia official who certified Biden’s win.
  25. voting rights
    Churchy Republicans Attack ‘Souls to the Polls’A crackdown on Sunday voting is one of the more hypocritical of the voting-suppression methods pursued by Georgia’s Christian right.
  26. politics
    Why the Voting-by-Mail Fight May Be a SideshowRepublicans and Democrats have seemingly fallen for Trump’s wrongful belief that it cost him the election.
  27. republican party
    Agonized Georgia Republicans Long for Herschel Walker to Run for SenateA battered and deeply divided state party bent on suppressing Black votes could use a Trump-friendly Black sports legend.
  28. 2022 midterms
    Republican Senator Rob Portman to Retire in 2022The fight for control of the Senate in 2022 is already underway. The key factor could be the kind of Republican divisions evident in Portman’s Ohio.
  29. politics
    Trump Makes Georgia Senate Runoffs All About HimselfNarcissistic to the very end, Trump has ensured that whatever happens in Georgia, the heaviest consequences will involve his own political future.
  30. the system
    The Never-ending Coup Against Black AmericaHistorically, “recovery” tends to look a lot like betrayal.
  31. politics
    Georgia Senate Runoffs Head Toward a Dramatic FinishAmid epic spending and strong early voting, the contests that will determine Senate control remain in a dead heat.
  32. 2021
    It Sucks to Be Kelly LoefflerGeorgia’s governor made her senator. Now Trump is demanding she stab him in the back.
  33. troublemaker
    Will Trump’s Antics Suppress Republican Turnout in the Georgia Senate Runoffs?By falsely claiming the GOP-run election was stolen, he could damage his party in two very close Senate races it can’t afford to lose.
  34. georgia senate runoffs
    Trump Divides Georgia Republicans Ahead of Crucial Senate RunoffsThe GOP needs unity to win on January 5, but Trump’s still furious at Governor Brian Kemp for refusing to help him steal the 2020 election.
  35. vision 2020
    Will Trump Screw Up Republican Efforts to Hang On to the Senate?Most Republicans want to move on, and fear the crucial Georgia Senate runoffs will become a referendum on Trump’s efforts to contest his defeat.
  36. vision 2020
    Georgia Certifies Biden Win, But Republican Infighting ContinuesBrad Raffensperger and Brian Kemp will help end the 2020 election, but the party’s split could get worse as crucial Senate runoffs approach.
  37. politics
    The Voting ‘Irregularity’ in Georgia Is That Republicans Didn’t WinRepublicans feel cheated because they were doing the cheating in the first place.
  38. 2020 elections
    Loeffler Ad Boasts She’s More Conservative Than Attila the HunIn a relentless Trumpier-than-thou competition with Doug Collins, the appointed senator’s extremism could cost her in a general-election runoff.
  39. vision 2020
    Trump’s Latest Pitch to Suburbs: Demonizing CitiesTrump hopes to frighten suburbanites about cities as sources of violence, crime, and lower home values. But it probably won’t work.
  40. coronavirus
    Governor Kemp Attacks Atlanta Mayor As Georgia Outbreak WorsensMayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called out the governor for making “personal” attacks and attempting to silence her as she upholds Atlanta’s mask mandate.
  41. coronavirus
    Brian Kemp Attacks Local Government Mask OrdersAs other states move toward mask requirements, Kemp seems to be attempting to balance responsibility with “political incorrectness.”
  42. 2020 elections
    Control of the U.S. Senate May Not Be Decided Until January in GeorgiaThere’s a nontrivial chance that there may be one or even two general-election runoffs for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats on January 5.
  43. 2020 elections
    Loeffler Attacks WNBA for Honoring Black Lives MatterThe endangered Georgia Republican senator triangulated against the league and the team she partly owns.
  44. vision 2020
    Republicans Will Fight to Stop Expanded Voting by Mail in NovemberDue to the coronavirus, most state primaries featured expanded vote-by-mail options, which Trump opposes. They may be nixed for the general election.
  45. republican national convention
    Republicans Relocate Convention, Seeking Freedom From Coronavirus PrecautionsTurns out Trump wasn’t bluffing about ditching North Carolina, but it’s unclear where he can have the unrestricted convention of his dreams.
  46. coronavirus
    No Employment Boom for Georgia After ReopeningBrian Kemp’s gamble on a quick reopening hasn’t spiked COVID-19 cases yet. Nor has it so far produced any employment gains.
  47. 2020 elections
    Jon Ossoff’s Back, and Other News From Battleground GeorgiaThe fundraising champ of 2017 is back for a Senate run in a state with more competitive contests than you can count.
  48. 2020 elections
    If Stacey Abrams Doesn’t Become Veep, a 2022 Rematch With Kemp Looks PromisingIf all else fails, the rising Democratic star from Georgia could hold Georgia’s governor accountable for his perilous COVID-19 policies.
  49. vision 2020
    Georgia Is Looking Like Trouble for Republicans in NovemberNeither Trump nor Brian Kemp is getting rave reviews for handling COVID-19, and the Loeffler-Collins grudge match is dividing the GOP.
  50. coronavirus
    80 Percent of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in Georgia Are African-AmericanAmid CDC evidence that black Georgians are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, Kemp’s business reopenings could make things much worse.
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