Dear Commons Community,
According to NBC News, former Senator David Perdue’s once-spirited primary challenge to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp appears to be sputtering in the homestretch ahead of Tuesday’s vote.
Even the man who recruited Perdue to run against Kemp — former President Donald Trump — seems to have given his campaign up for dead, said three Republicans who have spoken to Trump. They say Trump has groused about what he believes is a lackluster campaign effort from Perdue.
Trump isn’t planning to make any more personal appearances in Georgia in Perdue’s behalf, having sunk enough of his own political capital in a race that looks like a lost cause, said a fourth source, a person close to the former president, speaking on condition of anonymity to talk more freely about Perdue’s prospects.
According to a survey done for Fox News published on Wednesday, Perdue is trailing far behind Fox — 60% of the respondents who voted early or cast absentee ballots surveyed between May 12 and 16 said they voted for Kemp, while 28% said they picked Perdue.
“David either has a bunch of geniuses working for him — because he’s basically spent no money — or he’s run the most flawed campaign in America,” this person said while noting that Perdue still has an outside shot at forcing a runoff.
See MSNBC video segment above commenting on this and other Georgia primary contests.