Georgia gubernatorial election, 2018

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Georgia gubernatorial election, 2018

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Nominee Brian Kemp Stacey Abrams
Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent Governor

Nathan Deal
Republican



The 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election will take place on November 6, 2018 concurrently with other statewide and local elections to elect the next Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia. Incumbent Republican Governor Nathan Deal is term-limited and thus cannot seek reelection to a third consecutive term. The primary elections were held on May 22, 2018 and a primary runoff was held on July 24, 2018 between Republican candidates Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp. The Democratic nominee is Stacey Abrams, and the Republican nominee is Brian Kemp.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Eliminated in runoff[edit]

Eliminated in primary[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Casey Cagle
Governors
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
State Senators
State Representatives
Individuals
Organizations
Hunter Hill
U.S. Senators
State Representatives
U.S. Reps
Clay Tippins
State Representatives
Michael Williams
Individuals

First round[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Casey
Cagle
Hunter
Hill
Brian
Kemp
Clay
Tippins
Michael
Williams
Other Undecided
Opinion Savvy May 15–16, 2018 515 ± 4.3% 31% 14% 20% 12% 5% 4% 15%
SurveyUSA May 10–15, 2018 558 ± 5.1% 35% 10% 17% 8% 3% 27%
University of Georgia April 19–26, 2018 507 ± 4.4% 41% 9% 10% 4% 3% 1%[38] 33%
Meeting Street Research (R-Citizens for Georgia’s Future) March 1 and 3–4, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 38% 10% 10% 3% 2% 3%[39] 35%
Clarion Research (R-Hill) March 2–3, 2018 547 ± 4.5% 48% 21% 15% 8% 7%
Mason-Dixon February 20–23, 2018 500 ± 4.5% 27% 11% 13% 12% 5% 1%[40] 31%
Meeting Street Research (R-Citizens for Georgia’s Future) February 6–7, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 31% 7% 12% 5% 2% 3% 40%
The Wickers Group (R-Kemp) October 21–24, 2017 400 ± 4.5% 34% 1% 13% 0% 1% 48%
Landmark/Rosetta Stone October 16–17, 2017 800 ± 3.5% 35% 9% 7% 1% 4% 44%
McLaughlin & Associates (R-Cagle) September 28 – October 1, 2017 600 ± 4.0% 41% 4% 12% 2% 3% 39%

Results[edit]

Initial primary results by county:
  Cagle—50–60%
  Cagle—40–50%
  Cagle—<40%
  Kemp—<40%
  Kemp—40–50%
  Hill—<40%
  Tie
Republican primary results[41][42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Casey Cagle 236,987 38.95
Republican Brian Kemp 155,189 25.51
Republican Hunter Hill 111,464 18.32
Republican Clay Tippins 74,182 12.19
Republican Michael Williams 29,619 4.87
Republican Eddie Hayes 939 0.15
Total votes 608,380 100

Runoff[edit]

Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp advanced to a runoff on July 24 since neither candidate amassed over 50% of the vote in the May 22 primary. [43] On July 18, President Trump tweeted his support for Kemp, and Vice President Pence traveled to Georgia to campaign with him on July 20.[44]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Casey
Cagle
Brian
Kemp
Undecided
Trafalgar Group (R) July 21–22, 2018 1,177 ± 2.7% 41% 59% 0%
SurveyUSA July 15–19, 2018 688 ± 4.7% 34% 40% 26%
Opinion Savvy July 17–18, 2018 466 ± 4.5% 37% 55% 8%
University of Georgia July 5–12, 2018 769 ± 3.5% 41% 44% 15%
Public Opinion Strategies (R-Kemp) June 26–28, 2018 500 ± 4.0% 45% 45%
Cygnal June 26–27, 2018 812 ± 3.4% 44% 43% 14%
Rosetta Stone June 7, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 48% 41% 12%
McLaughlin & Associates (R-Cagle) May 29–31, 2018 500 ± 4.5% 52% 42% 5%
Public Opinion Strategies (R-Kemp) May 29–31, 2018 600 ± 4.0% 46% 45% 9%

Debates[edit]

Results[edit]

Brian Kemp easily won the runoff by nearly 40 points despite the latest polls having him up by no more than 18. Cagle won only two counties, Monroe and Stephens.[45]

Republican primary runoff results[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Kemp 408,595 69.45
Republican Casey Cagle 179,712 30.55
Total votes 588,307 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Eliminated in primary[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Stacey Abrams
Federal politicians
Statewide and local politicians
Individuals
Labor unions
Organizations
Websites and newspapers
Stacey Evans
Federal politicians
Statewide Politicians
State Legislators
Local politicians

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Stacey
Abrams
Stacey
Evans
Undecided
Opinion Savvy May 15–16, 2018 522 ± 4.3% 58% 19% 23%
SurveyUSA May 10–15, 2018 475 ± 6.2% 43% 24% 33%
20-20 Insight (D-Evans) May 9–15, 2018 433 ± 5.4% 42% 34% 25%
University of Georgia April 12–18, 2018 473 ± 4.5% 33% 15% 52%
Mason-Dixon February 20–23, 2018 500 ± 4.5% 29% 17% 54%

Results[edit]

Primary results by county:
  Abrams—80–90%
  Abrams—70–80%
  Abrams—60–70%
  Abrams—50–60%
  Evans—50–60%
  Evans—60–70%
Democratic primary results[99]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stacey Abrams 424,305 76.44
Democratic Stacey Evans 130,784 23.56
Total votes 555,089 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[103] Tossup September 14, 2018
Rothenberg Political Report[104] Lean R September 14, 2018
Sabato's Crystal Ball[105] Lean R September 5, 2018
Daily Kos[106] Lean R September 5, 2018
RealClearPolitics[107] Tossup September 14, 2018

Endorsements[edit]

Stacey Abrams (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials
Federal politicians
Statewide and local politicians
Individuals
Labor unions
Organizations
Websites and newspapers
Brian Kemp (R)
U.S. Executive Branch officials
U.S. Senators
U.S Representatives
State politicians
Organizations
Individuals

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Brian
Kemp (R)
Stacey
Abrams (D)
Ted
Metz (L)
Undecided
University of Georgia August 26 – September 4, 2018 1,020 ± 3.1% 45% 45% 2% 8%
Gravis Marketing July 27–29, 2018 650 ± 3.8% 44% 46% 10%
SurveyUSA July 15–19, 2018 1,199 ± 4.3% 46% 44% 10%
Garin-Hart-Yang (D-Abrams) May 23–25, 2018 601 ± 4.0% 40% 49%
Mason-Dixon February 20–23, 2018 625 ± 4.0% 37% 40% 23%

Results[edit]

Georgia gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Stacey Abrams
Republican Brian Kemp
Libertarian Ted Metz
Independent Larry Odom
Majority
Turnout

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  111. ^ NDRC. "SPOTTED: AG @EricHolder with a history-making gubernatorial nominee who understands why fighting for fair redistricting means fighting for the people! Georgia, @staceyabrams will have the power to veto rigged maps as governor and has committed to rejecting any gerrymandered map!". Twitter. 
  112. ^ Doug Jones. "Congrats @staceyabrams—can't wait to see you and all the Georgia Dems on Thursday! Georgia is going to make history!". Twitter. 
  113. ^ Hank Johnson. "Great to see .@staceyabrams @GoIUPAT District Council 77 in Decatur this weekend. She's inspiring & will be an outstanding governor. #StaceyAbrams #DekalbDems #NewtonDems #GwinnettDems #RockdaleDems". Twitter. 
  114. ^ Tom Perriello. "GA-Gov race = test case on whether some white Christians are rejecting Trump's GOP. Unifier @staceyabrams speaks powerfully of her faith vs Kemp who embraces unChristian rhetoric of hate and division. Recent shifts at Southern Baptist Covention may prove prophetic". Twitter. 
  115. ^ Template:Cite weblurl=https://staceyabrams.com/press-releases/release-senator-max-cleland-endorses-stacey-abrams-governor-georgia/
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  119. ^ a b c d e Stacey Abrams. "Last week, I was honored to attend an event hosted by my friend, @JohnLegend (w/ the brilliant @KELLYROWLAND, @kendrick38, @TheCarlWeathers & iconic Olympian/activist @DrJohnCarlos). Proud to have their support in the fight for a govt. that hears our voices & reflects our values". Twitter. 
  120. ^ Stacey Abrams. "Today, @HillaryClinton endorsed our people-powered campaign to move Georgia forward. Thank you, Hillary Clinton, for your support and for helping us get out the vote before Tuesday's election. United, we will win tomorrow – and turn Georgia blue in November". Twitter. 
  121. ^ Joshua DuBois. "The type of leader Georgia needs. @staceyabrams". Twitter. 
  122. ^ Justin Fairfax. "Georgia is going BLUE in 2018! @TerryMcAuliffe & I headlined an event for dear friend & the next Governor of Georgia @staceyabrams! #TeamAbrams #WeRiseTogether". Twitter. 
  123. ^ Tom Perez. "No matter who wins tonight's GOP #gagov runoff, Georgia voters know that there's only one candidate on the ballot who is going to fight for them and her name is @staceyabrams. #ElectBlackWomen". Twitter. 
  124. ^ Holland Taylor. "I am so thrilled by Stacey Abrams' climb to a high level where we can all see her, welcome her, & cheer her on from wherever we are! Georgia-- how exciting to have a new extraordinary leader in your midst!". Twitter. 
  125. ^ Jussie Smollett. "Georgia folks, I'm here to tell y'all, @staceyabrams is worth your vote. Don't make excuses in November". Twitter. 
  126. ^ Kenny Leon. "@staceyabrams for Ga Governor!! I'm in NY working on @AmericanSonPlay for broadway but I have applied for my absentee ballot. No excuses..vote vote vote". Twitter. 
  127. ^ Kara Swisher. "Look it's me and @hilaryr with the next Governor of Georgia @staceyabrams. You can listen to a podcast we did with her almost a year ago on Recode Decode". Twitter. 
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  131. ^ Donald Trump. "Congratulations to Brian Kemp on your very big win in Georgia last night. Wow, 69-30, those are big numbers. Now go win against the open border, crime loving opponent that the Democrats have given you. She is weak on Vets, the Military and the 2nd Amendment. Win!". Twitter. 
  132. ^ Mike Pence. "Secretary of State @BrianKempGA is a strong supporter of the #MAGA Agenda - jobs, public safety & 2nd amendment- and Brian Kemp will be a great Governor for Georgia! He has my full endorsement. Look forward to campaigning with him this Saturday in Macon! More details to come..." Twitter. 
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  136. ^ Newt Gingrich. "I endorse Brian Kemp for Governor of Georgia.Brian is proven conservative leader with plans to track and deport criminal illegals, dismantle gangs, and reform Georgia's education system so students come first.He is ready to put his private sector experience to work for Georgians". Twitter. 
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  139. ^ Karen Handel. "Congratulations to Brian Kemp on his nomination for Governor. It's time to begin to unite our party and work toward victory in November. #gapol". Twitter. 
  140. ^ Barry Loudermilk. "Congratulations @BrianKempGA on your victory tonight! Looking forward to working with you as our next Governor - to keep Georgia moving forward!". Twitter. 
  141. ^ Nathan Deal. "Together, we'll continue to keep our state the best place in the country to live, work and raise a family. This November, join me in electing Brian the 83rd governor of Georgia. (2/2)". Twitter. 
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  151. ^ "MEDIA ADVISORY: KEMP TO ROLL-OUT PLAN TO STOP AND DISMANTLE GANGS WITH COBB DA VIC REYNOLDS". April 9, 2018. 
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External links[edit]

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