Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp recently became the first candidate to throw his hat in the ring for the state’s gubernatorial election in 2018.
Only one day after making the official announcement, Kemp made his first campaign stop at a Cobb County Republican Party Breakfast, according to bizjournals.com. During the speech he gave at the event, which he broadcast live via Facebook, Kemp outlined a number of the key themes of his campaign.
The former state senator turned Secretary of State introduced himself as “a conservative business owner”.
Kemp continued, “As a small business owner, it didn’t take long to realize two things: I was good at figuring out how to run a small business, and I figured out the government was good at getting in the way.”
He went on to describe how he felt that small businesses in Georgia are over-taxed and over-regulated. Kemp went on to stress the importance of putting Georgians first and stopping illegal immigration to Georgia.
“As Secretary of State, I worked to secure our elections and prevent illegal immigrants from voting in Georgia.”
He followed in stating that he would cut funding to universities that neglected our immigration laws as well as work to ensure illegal immigrants wouldn’t receive taxpayer-funded benefits.