Georgia primary election guide | What are the races, who are the candidates?

Georgia primary election guide | What are the races, who are the candidates?

Peace State voters carry a lot of responsibility with them to the polls in 2022. ATLANTA — Early voting began this week for Georgia’s 2022 primary elections. Primary Day is May 24, and these races will determine who appears on the ballot this November. Georgia is now a pivotal swing state – maybe the most important bellwether in the country, in some respects. As such, Peace State voters carry a lot of responsibility with them to the polls – from the U.S. Senate to the Georgia governor’s mansion, we’ll be voting on races that the rest of the nation is watching. Here, we’ll provide a basic overview of the races Georgians are voting on and who the candidates are in those races: Republican primary Gov. Brian Kemp – The sitting governor is running for reelection, touting his record on the economy and championing conservative causes such as the state’s “heartbeat” abortion bill and a bill banning “divisive concepts” such as Critical Race Theory in schools. Former Sen. David Perdue – The former senator is backed by former President Donald Trump as a challenger to Kemp, on the platform that Kemp has conceded too much to liberal interests as governor. Kandiss Taylor – From Appling County in south Georgia, Taylor is running as a cultural conservative on themes such as “Jesus, Guns and Babies.” Catherine Davis – Her campaign describes her as a “seasoned human resources professional and skilled program manager” who promotes “religious freedom, medical freedom, life, and school […]

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