ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has defeated his Donald Trump-backed challenger David Perdue in the GOP primary. This victory sets up another general election race against Democrat Stacey Abrams, who was unopposed in her primary.
Georgians headed to the polls on Tuesday, May 24, for primary voting that determines who appears on the general election ballot this November.
Below, find the results from the Republican and Democratic primaries for Georgia governor:
Georgia governor primary candidates and results
- 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 choice" among her priorities.
- Tom Williams - A native of Wilkinson County who describes himself as a "true political outsider," having never held public office. He is running on conservative interests regarding topics such as election laws, vaccine mandates, and transgender student athletes.
Gov. Brian Kemp is projected to win the Republican nomination.
- Stacey Abrams - Abrams was the 2018 Georgia Democratic nominee for governor and has built a high profile in Democratic politics for her work focused on voting rights. She is running unopposed in the primary.
Running unopposed, Stacey Abrams has won the Democrats' nomination for governor.