Time, live stream for GOP campaign event

Donald Trump is hitting the road ahead of the midterm elections this fall, and his next stop is Georgia.

The former president will hold a campaign rally at the Banks County Dragway in the city of Commerce on Saturday. Trump’s influence over the Republican Party will be tested this fall in the Peach State, as he backed two candidates: Herschel Walker and David Perdue.

The rally will begin at 7 p.m. ET. The event will be streamed live on YouTube by the Right Side Broadcasting Network.

In addition to Perdue and Walker, U.S. Representative Marjorie Greene Taylor, a Trump supporter, is also expected to make an appearance at the rally on Saturday. Other guest speakers include Georgia State Senator Burt Jones, U.S. Representatives Jody Hice and Andrew Clyde, and congressional candidate Vernon Jones.

Polls currently show one of Trump’s picks to come. Walker, who is running for the US Senate against Democrat Raphael Warnock, was far ahead of his conservative rivals in a recent Fox News poll. The former soccer star had 66% support while the next closest candidate, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, had 8% support.

Walker received Trump’s support even before officially entering the race. Prior to joining the National Football League, Walker played for a United States Football League team owned by Trump. Trump praised Walker as “unstoppable.”

David Perdue, meanwhile, trails current Gov. Brian Kemp in the Republican primary race. Trump encouraged the former US senator to challenge Kemp after the governor refused to comply with Trump’s demand to overturn President Joe Biden’s election victory in Georgia.

Former President Donald Trump holds a rally in Commerce, Georgia on March 26. Here, Trump speaks at a rally on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia.

The Fox News survey found Perdue with 39% support from Republican primary voters compared to Kemp’s 50% support. Only 10% of respondents said they did not know who to support in the race.

Trump recently hosted a fundraiser for Perdue at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Perdue also trails Kemp in fundraising, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission. Perdue raised $1.1 million in late January after entering the race in early December, while Kemp raised $7.4 million in the seven months ending Jan. 31.

Donald Trump Jr., the former president’s son, was in Georgia earlier this month for Perdue.

“We need people to understand that my dad supports David Perdue,” Trump Jr. said at an event in Cumming, Georgia, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. “They like weak Republicans. Right? They’re useful idiots. Well, you see they like Brian Kemp because they know when it really matters, Brian Kemp won’t fight.”


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