Watch GOP gubernatorial debate between Kemp, Perdue

Published: Apr. 28, 2022 at 12:31 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 28, 2022 at 9:06 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and top Republican challenger David Perdue met Thursday night for a debate ahead of the primary.

You can watch a replay of the full debate above.

News 12′s Richard Rogers was on the panel of journalists asking questions.

It was the second of three scheduled debates as Perdue, Kemp and other Republicans try to persuade voters to nominate them in the upcoming primary.

The primary will be May 24, but counties can begin mailing absentee ballots Monday, when in-person early voting begins.

Perdue is endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who has been focused on defeating Kemp, who refused to overturn election results showing Trump lost the presidential vote in Georgia.

Kemp has maintained a lead in fundraising and in the polls thus far as he seeks a second term. He’s currently engaged in a bill-signing tour that included approval Thursday of a package of conservative education laws.

Besides Kemp and Perdue, the primary includes Republicans Catherine Davis, Kandiss Taylor and Tom Williams.

A runoff will be held June 21 if needed.

The winner of the GOP nomination will face off against Democrat Stacey Abrams in the governor’s race.

The final debate will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, hosted by the Atlanta Press Club and aired by Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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