‘A mess’: Kemp under pressure from both sides in 2022 race
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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp is in an epic political squeeze as he runs for a second term, caught between pro-Donald Trump forces pressuring him on his conservative flank and a challenge from Democrat Stacey Abrams on his left. Kemp was always destined for a tough reelection challenge. But Abrams’ entry into the race this week crystallized his dilemma, as Democrats rallied around her rematch bid and Republicans fretted that infighting could end their 20-year grip on the Governor’s Mansion. Abrams’ announcement, while not unexpected, could speed up former U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s decision on wheth...