ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue attended the first of 11 planned stops on a multi-day campaign kickoff tour at Central City Tavern in Alpharetta.
Perdue's kickoff tour began in sync with the launch of a new campaign advertisement that featured former President Donald Trump, providing his "complete and total endorsement" of the former Georgia senator.
The 30-second ad describes Purdue as an "America-first conservative outsider."
The ad goes on to call Perdue the only candidate endorsed by the former president.
"I’m proud to have President Trump’s Complete & Total Endorsement," Perdue said in a tweet. "Georgians are tired of do-nothing, weak-kneed politicians. As Governor, I’ll be a fighter, who never caves to the woke left.
"Conservatives know they can count on me to secure our elections, stop Stacey & save GA!"
Perdue’s campaign told Fox News it’s spending in the low six figures to run statewide on TV and on digital.
Max Flugrath, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia, released a statement calling the ad the latest in an "ugly — and costly — intraparty war."
"Every day that Kemp and Perdue continue their petty fights, it becomes clearer that they’re more concerned with tearing each other down than offering solutions to improve Georgians’ lives. While racing to the extremes, they’re ignoring crucial issues facing Georgians like access to affordable health care, quality education, and creating economic opportunity for all. This election isn’t about Donald Trump — it’s about building a united Georgia where everyone has an opportunity to prosper," Flugrath, stated.
Perdue vs. Kemp
Trump criticizes Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in the ad, saying Democrats "walked all over Brian Kemp."
Kemp's response to Trump's unproven claims of fraud in Georgia during the 2020 Election drew anger from the former president.
Perdue campaign kickoff tour
Perdue launched his campaign kickoff tour, which continues through Feb. 5, outside of Central City Tavern in Alpharetta.
Perdue isolated several days after testing positive for COVID-19.
"I’m excited to be back on the road talking with Georgia voters about what’s at stake in this election," Perdue said in a statement. "This race is about putting people ahead of politicians, and that’s exactly what I’ll do as Governor. We’ll leave no stone unturned to share our bold vision to unite Republicans, stop Stacey Abrams, and save Georgia. I’m humbled to have received President Trump’s endorsement and look forward to building on our strong momentum."
2022 Georgia governor's race
Perdue is one of a handful of challengers to Kemp.
Also running is former Democrat turned Republican Vernon Jones and GOP activist Kandis Taylor.
Perdue has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump.