In the world of modern politics, sometimes the truth is a stranger than fiction. That’s something that Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp is banking on to make a run for the state’s highest office.
Kemp received notoriety earlier this year for a series of campaign advertisements that played to his conservative traditionalism, including several ads in which Kemp explains his stances to “Jake”, a young suitor for his daughter.
Kemp also made it extremely clear where he stands on the Second Amendment as well:
Now, as Kemp prepares for his time in the spotlight, he’s picking up a major endorsement that could just put him over the top.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp for the state’s Republican race for governor.
“Brian Kemp is running for Governor of the great state of Georgia. The Primary is on Tuesday,” President Trump tweeted. “Brian is tough on crime, strong on the border and illegal immigration. He loves our Military and our Vets and protects our Second Amendment. I give him my full and total endorsement.”
Failing to score the highly-coveted Trump endorsement is a major set back for Kemp’s opponent Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who — according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Channel 2 Action News poll published on Friday — is behind the Georgia Secretary of State by three percentage points.
Cagle has long been considered a Deep State-style, career politician, whose heavy ties to lobbyists and special interest types prevented him from supporting a number of small-business-focused initiatives in the Peach State.
While Kemp certainly still seems like the long-shot, this endorsement could very well make things interesting come November.
At least we know who Jake is voting for.