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VP Mike Pence stumps for Brian Kemp on Saturday in Macon

Casey Cagle responds to Trump's endorsement: I'm the only one who can defeat Democrat Stacey Abrams.

Vice President Mike Pence make a campaign appearance for Brian Kemp in Macon on Saturday.

Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle enter the final weekend of a runoff that drew national political headlines Wednesday, when President Donald Trump endorsed Kemp.

Cagle and Kemp finished first and second, respectively, back on the May 22 primary, and while Cagle has far outpaced Kemp in terms of fundraising, recent polls show the July 24 runoff to be neck and neck.

While Cagle was endorsed earlier this week by Gov. Nathan Deal, Trump's support of Kemp is undoubtedly the race's most significant development.

On Thursday, Cagle said the president was "getting some bad advice" regarding the race, and that only he, Cagle, can defeat Democrat Stacey Abrams this fall:

Kemp also was endorsed by two of his former rivals in the GOP primary, former state Sen. Hunter Hill and Clay Tippins, whose secret recordings of a private conversation between him and Cagle cast a harsh, unfavorable light on the lieutenant governor's campaign.

Full coverage of the nation's most watched governor's race here.

As of Thursday, Kemp was scheduled to make appearances in Cumming, Buford and Flowery Branch on Saturday, and Griffin, Newnan and Roswell on Sunday.

Cagle is in the middle of a 12-stop bus tour around the state. He's hitting McDonough, Newnan and Cumming on Thursday; Ball Ground on Friday; Cleveland, Hiawassee and southern Forsyth County on Saturday; and Auburn and Madison on Sunday.

On Monday, Cagle is planning a statewide flyover, beginning at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport and then stopping in Evans, Savannah, Brunswick, Albany, Columbus and Macon.