Latest Brian P. Kemp News

Press secretary hopes her rise helps kids 'dream bigger'

May. 17, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Karine Jean-Pierre, the new White House press secretary, hopes she can inspire young people to “dream big and dream bigger” now that she has broken a barrier by becoming the first Black and gay woman to be chief spokesperson for the president of the United States. ...

Pence to rally with Kemp in Georgia in break with Trump

May. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence will campaign with Georgia's incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp the day before this month's GOP primary in his most significant political break with former President Donald Trump to date. Kemp's campaign announced Friday morning...

Sources: Hyundai to set $7B US plant during Biden Asia visit

May. 12, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group is expected to announce next week that it’s building a massive electric vehicle plant near Savannah, Georgia, according to a U.S. official familiar with the anticipated announcement. Hyundai is finalizing those plans as...

Perdue suit pushing election fraud claims dismissed by judge

May. 12, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former U.S. Sen. David Perdue that alleged fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted in the state's most populous county during the 2020 general election. Perdue filed the lawsuit, along with an individual voter,...

New Georgia law requires recess, but has several exceptions

May. 11, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A new Georgia law requires daily recess for most elementary students, but doesn’t say how long recess should last and includes some exceptions. Gov. Brian Kemp signed the law, which covers students through fifth grade, on Monday, news outlets reported. ...

Kemp: $1.1 billion in Georgia tax refunds begins this week

May. 11, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says special state income tax refunds will begin this week, although it could be early August before everyone who filed a return before the April deadline will get paid. The Republican Kemp persuaded lawmakers to approve paying $1.1 billion in...

Culture war and COVID-19 dominate superintendent races

May. 11, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican primary for state superintendent of schools is filled with sharp clashes over which of the two candidates performed worse at the job, while the four Democrats seeking the post say they want to steer the state's school system away from the Republican-driven...

Georgia's Perdue raises $2.3M in challenge but trails Kemp

May. 09, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican David Perdue's fundraising for his gubernatorial bid improved this spring, but even as he loaned himself $500,000, the challenger still could not keep pace with Republican incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp. Including the loan, Perdue raised $2.3 million in the...

Trump, emboldened after Ohio victory, faces challenges ahead

May. 09, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a victory in the first real test of his power as GOP kingmaker, former President Donald Trump enters the next stretch of the midterm campaign emboldened — and facing new risks. Trump's late-stage endorsement of JD Vance in Ohio's GOP Senate primary...

Abortion rights may rest on governor's races in some states

May. 07, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — All four leading Republicans in Pennsylvania's governor's race have vowed to ban abortion if given the chance. In Georgia, one top Republican candidate for governor wants to outlaw all abortions. The sitting Republican governor is backed by the anti-abortion...