Brian Kemp moves swiftly to neuter David Perdue in primary poised to bloody Georgia GOP

Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday struck former Sen. David Perdue fast and hard, foreshadowing a bloody, monthslong primary poised to tear the Georgia Republican Party asunder and elevate Democrats to power in a key battleground state.

Twenty-four hours before Perdue answered former President Donald Trump’s call for a Republican to challenge Kemp and entered the 2022 contest for the GOP nomination for Georgia governor, the incumbent’s campaign painted the ex-senator as a wealthy dilettante and sore loser who cost the party control of the Senate in 2020 and empowered President Joe Biden and Democrats in Washington to saddle Peach State voters with destructive liberal policies.