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Georgia GOP clash: Perdue files lawsuit against law allowing Kemp to raise unlimited funds

Added 01-06-22 04:29:02pm EST - “Former Sen.? David Perdue of Georgia, who's primary challenging Republican? Gov. Brian Kemp, is taking aim at a state law that allows the incumbent governor to raise unlimited campaign contributions.” - Foxnews.com

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, who's primary challenging Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in this year's election, is taking aim at a state law that allows the incumbent governor to raise unlimited campaign contributions.

Perdue on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Georgia Senate Bill 221, which allows Kemp – as well as a handful of state legislative leaders – to set up leadership funds or committees that can haul in and spend unlimited amounts of campaign cash. Word of Perdue's filing was shared first nationally with Fox News.

The bill was approved during Georgia’s 2020 legislative session mostly along party lines by the GOP controlled chambers and Kemp quietly signed the measure into law last May. Kemp's campaign created the Georgians First Leadership Committee in June, just days after the new law went into effect.

Kemp's committee doesn't have to adhere to the current fundraising caps for statewide candidates in Georgia, but challengers are not exempt from the campaign cash limits. The current cap is $14,000 per election cycle from individuals – although more can be raised by candidates if there's a primary election as well.

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