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Brian Kemp

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. the system
    The Never-ending Coup Against Black AmericaHistorically, “recovery” tends to look a lot like betrayal.
  4. 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.
  5. 2021
    It Sucks to Be Kelly LoefflerGeorgia’s governor made her senator. Now Trump is demanding she stab him in the back.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. politics
    The Voting ‘Irregularity’ in Georgia Is That Republicans Didn’t WinRepublicans feel cheated because they were doing the cheating in the first place.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.”
  15. 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.
  16. 2020 elections
    Loeffler Attacks WNBA for Honoring Black Lives MatterThe endangered Georgia Republican senator triangulated against the league and the team she partly owns.
  17. 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.
  18. the body politic
    Racism Doesn’t BlinkThe public performance of white supremacy is key to upholding it.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. vision 2020
    There’s Nothing Wrong With Stacey Abrams’s Campaign to Be Vice-PresidentTeam Biden started the conversation about Abrams as a possible veep. If she’s ready for that tough gig, she should continue to make her case.
  26. covid-19
    Brian Kemp Doesn’t Answer to YouHe can “reopen” Georgia without fear because he’s insulated himself from democratic consequences.
  27. coronavirus
    Trump Throws Brian Kemp Under the Bus on Business ReopeningsThe Georgia governor thought he was following the president’s wishes by quickly reopening Georgia businesses. But Trump zigged when Kemp zagged.
  28. coronavirus
    ‘I’d Rather Be Alive’: Why Some Georgia Business Owners Are Not ReopeningMany Georgia businesses can reopen over the next week, but not all of them will.
  29. coronavirus
    Georgia Risks Second Coronavirus Wave With Sudden Reopening of BusinessesThe state’s “politically incorrect conservative” governor jumps to the head of the pack in ending lockdowns before testing capacity is in place.
  30. quarantine
    Georgia Movie Theaters Can Open Next Week, Says GovernorWhether theaters will actually do that, of course, is a different question.
  31. 2020 elections
    Kelly Loeffler’s Money Is Her Biggest Problem and Her Only HopeThe appointed senator has had months of bad publicity over unsavory stock deals, plus intraparty opposition perhaps backed by Trump.
  32. coronavirus
    Georgia Governor Shows Remarkable Ignorance About How the Coronavirus SpreadsBrian Kemp finally paid attention to evidence that asymptomatic people can transmit the illness, and imposed a tardy stay-at-home order.
  33. coronavirus
    Will Republican Governors Follow Trump’s Lead on Coronavirus Lockdowns?Trump is currently listening to public-health experts on stopping the spread of COVID-19. But GOP governors on the front lines need to follow suit.
  34. coronavirus
    All 236 Georgia Legislators Exposed to CoronavirusA legislator who was symptomatic showed up for a special legislative session, and then tested positive for COVID-19.
  35. voter suppression
    Brian Kemp Seemed to Really Enjoy Suppressing Votes, Congressional Report Finds“Good work, this story is so complex folks will not make it all the way through it.”
  36. 2020 elections
    Trump Pit Bull Doug Collins Jumps Into the Georgia Senate Race, Dividing the GOPAppointed GOP senator Kelly Loeffler has a 2020 opponent who is manifestly Trumpier than she is.
  37. impeachment
    For Republican Senators, Fealty to Trump Is the Only LawAppointed Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler shivs her old friend Mitt Romney in the name of the president over his call to hear John Bolton’s testimony.
  38. voter suppression
    Georgia Republicans Secure Another Victory in Their Latest Voter PurgeA federal judge’s latest ruling is bad news for voting-rights advocates, including the Stacey Abrams–founded organization Fair Fight Georgia.
  39. voter suppression
    Georgia Republicans Purged 4 Percent of the State’s Voter RegistrationsThe state ended 309,000 voter registrations overnight. It’s unclear when — or if — many of the eligible voters affected will get their rights back.
  40. voter suppression
    Georgia Is Really Good at Making It Hard for Black People to Vote, Study FindsA new analysis reveals the impact of precinct closures and poll-site relocations on voter turnout.
  41. senate
    Georgia Governor Will Defy Trump, Appoint ‘RINO’ SenatorBrian Kemp will tap executive Kelly Loeffler over Trump-approved Doug Collins, raising the possibility of a contentious future primary.
  42. 2020 elections
    After Meeting, Trump and Georgia Governor Still at Odds on Senate PickAt this point, neither the president nor Brian Kemp is backing down on their favorites for the vacant spot.
  43. 2020 elections
    Trump and Kemp Butt Heads Over Georgia Senate AppointmentTrump wants his impeachment pit bull Doug Collins in the Senate, but Brian Kemp wants someone — perhaps a woman — who can do well in the suburbs.
  44. voter suppresion
    The Era of the Voter Purge in Georgia ContinuesOver 313,000 Georgia voters are set to be purged from the rolls in December.
  45. 2020 elections
    Disgraced Former Trump Cabinet Member Wants to Be Appointed to the U.S. SenateTom Price flew his way out of his job as HHS Secretary with travel expenses, but is applying for an open Senate seat.
  46. 2020 elections
    So You Want to Be a U.S. Senator?Georgia governor Brian Kemp has thrown open the door to anybody who wants to apply to fill the seat Johnny Isakson is giving up at year’s end.
  47. 2020 senate elections
    Battleground Georgia: Isakson’s Retirement Gives State Two 2020 Senate RacesIt’s looking like Georgia will be a Democratic target across the board in 2020, even though Stacey Abrams cannot be talked into a Senate race.
  48. 2020
    Stacey Abrams Says She’s Open to Running for Vice-PresidentThe Georgia politician has said she’d “be honored to be considered by any nominee.”
  49. stacey abrams
    Abrams Not Running for President but Will Fight Voter Suppression NationallyShe is keeping her veep options open and may still run for governor of Georgia in 2022.
  50. christian right
    Georgia’s Christian Right Had a Bad WeekGeorgia may pay a price for its anti-abortion “heartbeat bill,” and its insurance commissioner is in deep trouble for alleged corruption.
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