Donald Trump has made it clear he wants Gov. Brian Kemp to lose tomorrow’s GOP primary after the former president accused Kemp of failing to fight election fraud in the 2020 election. But the prospects for that appear to be slim: Kemp is enjoying a 25-point lead over rival David Perdue, the former U.S. senator who has been endorsed by Trump.
And what might also be embarrassing for the former president is that former Vice President Mike Pence has endorsed Kemp and plans to appear at the rally for the governor today, Monday.
Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action, the political arm of American Family Association, says he suspects Pence is attempting to use the Georgia race for the political spotlight and to gain some traction for a 2024 run for the White House.
“I think it's very clear,” Chambers says. “Pence has a PAC that he's started up and he's trying to position himself still. He's running for something at the national level."
In early 2024 polls, Pence finishes third behind Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with just under 14%. In polls without Trump running, the former V.P. finishes second behind DeSantis with just over 20% support.
Editor's Note: AFA Action is an affiliate of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates AFN.net.