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Kemp credits White House for helping fuel win in Georgia race

He now faces Democrat Stacey Abrams

July 24, 2018 - 9:24 pm

Brian Kemp has credited the White House's endorsement for helping to seal his victory in the GOP runoff for Georgia governor.

The secretary of state thanked supporters at a party in his hometown of Athens, Georgia, Tuesday night.

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He said he had won a "clear, convincing victory" over Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and credited the White House's backing for sealing his win. He said Trump "poured gasoline in the fire" that fueled his victory.

Kemp also pivoted to attacking his Democratic general election opponent, Stacey Abrams.

Kemp portrayed the race against Abrams in November as a battle with the "radical left" as Georgia's future hangs in the balance.

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