Kemp wins Georgia runoff election for Governor

State Brian Kemp Republican primary candidate for governor approaches the podium to address supporters during an election night results party

State Brian Kemp Republican primary candidate for governor approaches the podium to address supporters during an election night results party

Kemp will face Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is vying to become the first black woman to serve as a USA state governor in what is expected to be one of the most hotly contested races in November's midterm elections.

The Cagle campaign suggested they had been blindsided. This came after Kemp said that he uses his truck to round up migrants. Handel lost that race to Nathan Deal, but is now in the U.S. House, and is probably among those enjoying the defeat of Deal's endorsed favorite Casey Cagle.

Cagle contacted Kemp roughly 90 minutes after the polls closed and as Kemp mounted a huge lead. Only 56 percent of precincts were reporting their votes at the time.

The ugly gubernatorial nomination battle between the two Republican candidates in Georgia has kept the spotlight on a state that hasn't been considered swing territory for over a decade. You can view all election results HERE.

Cagle was also caught on tape supporting a bill that he said was bad "a thousand different ways".

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"The president chose to do this because some Washington insiders who have weaseled their way into his ear convinced him to make a power play", Cagle wrote. David Perdue, the Georgia cousins who probably talked him into the Kemp endorsement.

Cagle entered the runoff as a frontrunner after winning 39 percent of the vote in May's primary to Kemp's 26 percent.

This sets up a classic battle of the bases between Democrat Stacey Abrams, vying to become the nation's first African-American female governor, and the conservative Kemp. The former Democratic leader in the Georgia House of Representatives won the party's gubernatorial nod in May's primary.

Kemp faces a formidable opponent in Abrams in November. The president defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 5 percent of the vote in the state during the 2016 election. One of them will face Republican incumbent Karen Handel in November, who claimed the seat in a hotly-contested special election previous year against Democrat Jon Ossoff.

Democrats in U.S. House District 6: Businessman Kevin Abel faces gun control advocate Lucy McBath. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.

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