It appears the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial election will be a re-match between Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D). It appears, however, that they will have some company. Shane Hazel, who scored a 2.3% vote share in the 2020 regular Senate election on the Libertarian Party ballot line, thus forcing the runoff election between Sen. David Perdue (R) and Democrat Jon Ossoff, said at the end of last week that he will seek his party’s gubernatorial nomination in 2022.
His vote could conceivably again force the major party candidates into a runoff election if the battle is again as close as the 2018 election. Libertarian Ted Metz was on the 2018 gubernatorial ballot but only attracted 0.95% of the vote. That total was not enough to deny Gov. Kemp majority support.
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