Two big revelations drop as 2018 hype grows

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You may still be recovering 2016’s assault of robocalls and mailers, but Georgia officials have already moved on to the next election. Now, a source close to the Secretary of State says that Brian Kemp is definitely running for governor, which immediately prompted an announcement from another well-known lawmaker.

The news was leaked by “an official with direct knowledge of the Republican’s decision,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Greg Bluestein. No date for an official announcement has been indicated, though he’s indicated his interest before in running for the state’s top spot.

The news was immediately followed by an announcement from State Rep. Buzz Brockway (R- Lawrenceville), who said that he is planning to seek the Secretary of State office.

“I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and I’ve had great feedback. Assuming these reports are true and Kemp runs for governor, I’m going to run for Secretary of State,” Brockway told the AJC later on Monday.

A handful of other candidates are rumored to be lining up to run in the coming days. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle is said to be preparing for a run, and former Rep. Lynn Westmoreland is exploring a bid. State Rep. Geoff Duncan (R- Cumming) will likely run for Lt. Governor, and State Senator Michael Williams (R- Cumming) has said that he plans to seek the Secretary of State office. Additionally, contenders for Attorney General might include State Senator Josh McKoon (R- Columbus) and  State Rep. Stacey Evans (D- Smyrna).


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