Fmr. Sen. Perdue expresses concern for Ga. as he considers 2022 gubernatorial bid

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) attends a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on September 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell are testifying about the CARES Act and the economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – SEPTEMBER 24: Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) attends a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on September 24, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Former Georgia Sen. David Perdue (R) is strongly considering a 2022 gubernatorial run.

In an interview on “The Martha Zoller Show” on Wednesday, Perdue said he’s received several calls from people asking him if he will be challenging Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.). The Republican said the overwhelming amount of calls shows the state’s GOP is divided and people feel those in power haven’t fought hard enough for them.

Perdue didn’t rule out a gubernatorial bid, but said he’s concerned about the direction of the state.

“Twenty years ago, we, after 135 years, elected the first Republican governor and since then we’ve been, for eight years, the best state in the country to do business. We have a lot of new people coming into Georgia and we haven’t really taken care of our people the way that I think we should, so we ended up being divided right now. And I’m very concerned about that,” said Perdue.

Perdue only served one-term as senator after losing reelection in a runoff race to Democrat Sen. Jon Ossoff in January. Meanwhile, he has reportedly spoken with both Republican leaders and donors.

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