Former senator David Perdue considering run for governor, sources say

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has confirmed through two sources with knowledge of the situation that former senator David Perdue is considering a run for governor in 2022.

Sources told Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston that Perdue has not made the decision yet on whether or not he will enter the race.

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Perdue lost his Senate re-election campaign earlier this year when he was defeated by Democrat Jon Ossoff.


Sources said Perdue has had a discussion with state Republican party leaders and that preliminary calls have been made to potential donors, but those same sources said Perdue has not made a final decision.

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If Perdue decides to run, he will face incumbent Governor Brian Kemp along with GOP newcomer Vernon Jones in the Republican primary.

Perdue is cousin to former two-term Georgia governor Sonny Perdue.