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Political Rewind: Eve of primary election sees Georgia candidates make final pitch to voters
Patricia Murphy — Political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Chauncey Alcorn — Reporter, Capital B
Chuck Williams — Reporter, WRBL-TV Columbus
Adam Van Brimmer — Editorial page editor, Savannah Morning News
1. Candidates and voters prepare to head to the polls for Tuesday's primary election.
- Early voting numbers broke records statewide, according to the secretary of state's office.
- Donald Trump is holding a virtual rally for David Perdue on Monday evening, just before the primaries.
- A number of voters who previously voted Democrat are taking Republican ballots to try to knock Trump-like candidates out of the primaries.
2. David Perdue continues to lag behind Gov. Brian Kemp in gubernatorial primary polling.
- During a campaign event, Perdue said he is confident he will win the election without a runoff.
- But polls show that Kemp is likely to win the Republican ticket without a runoff.
- Kemp has won the endorsement of all but two state GOP legislators.
- He's also out-fundraised Perdue.
3. Former VP Mike Pence is set to campaign for Kemp.
- His choice signifies a huge step away from Trump, who publicly endorsed Perdue.
- Pence said he is open to running for president in 2024, possibly against Trump.
4. U.S. Reps. Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux face off in the 7th District Democratic primary.
- McBath entered the 7th District race after the 6th District was redrawn to favor Republicans.
- She received the majority of the district's endorsements and has gained more national recognition.
- Bourdeaux is more moderate while McBath is more progressive.
- The race allows voters in the 7th District to choose between a moderate and progressive candidate.
Tomorrow on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Tamar Hallerman is set to join the panel on primary election day.