The "Trump Effect" helped Brian Kemp secure the GOP nomination in a landslide over Lt. Governor Casey Cagle in Tuesday's hotly contested runoff race for Governor of Georgia.

Brian Kemp Stacey Abrams

Kemp, left, will face Stacey Abrams, right, in the race for Georgia governor in November. Abrams is the first Black, openly lesbian Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia.

Kemp, who serves as Georgia's secretary of state, sparked outrage with a pair of controversial campaign ads. In one ad, he threatened his teenage daughter's beau with a shotgun.

And in another ad that triggered Democrats and liberals, he threatened to "round up criminal illegals" and drive them back over the border himself.

"I got a big truck, just in case I need to round up criminal illegals and take 'em home myself. Yep, I just said that."

President Trump surprised Kemp by endorsing him in a tweet on July 18.

"I'm ecstatic about having his endorsement," Kemp told Channel 2's Aaron Diamant a week before the runoff election. He added that Trump's endorsement came without warning.

“I’m a lot like the president," Kemp said. "I’m a business guy. I ran on cutting government regulation, streamlining government, not being the status quo, running against the establishment in a lot of ways.”

Cagle, who was the news media's early favorite to win, graciously accepted his defeat during an emotional concession speech at his campaign headquarters.

"I am the most blessed man around and you need to know that. It didn't turn out the way we wanted it but, in the end of the day, I can promise you, my life is so rich," he told his supporters.

Earlier in the day, Cagle spoke with Channel 2's Carl Willis about Kemp's dirty tricks -- including leaking a tape of him discussing bills he supported for political gain.

Still, he said he will throw his full support behind Kemp for governor.

"I congratulated him on a wonderful race and, obviously, a great victory and I committed to him my full, undivided support to see that he will be our next governor of the state of Georgia and I want each of you to do the same thing," said Cagle, pictured above with recording artist Ludacris at Usher's New Look Awards luncheon on July 23, 2015.

Cagle was flabbergasted that President Trump endorsed his opponent over an incumbent governor and lieutenant governor within his own party.

"President Trump is a very powerful man, the most powerful man in the world, and he brought us down, so … but I still support him. I believe in him and I believe that he is the one person who can clean Washington up,” Cagle said. “It's unfortunate that I’m the casualty, but I’m going to be fine."

Photos by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images, Moses Robinson/Getty Images

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I'm sorry but I would have to agree. I just read the news this morning and they arrested and in the process of deporting 132 illegals that were MS-13 gang members and some of the crimes these people were accused of doing were disgusting! This is about the only thing I am with Donald dumb ass on is getting these people out our country!

  • shalynneb1

    LOL the man won by 39 votes that is really big landslide.

  • Soda

    Cagle sounds like he's afraid of trump's shadow.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Uh huh!!

  • Ryan

    So the redneck who sat with a rifle in his commercials won in GEORGIA?? Say whaaaa? LOL

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I didn’t know Stacy was gay?? Hmmm

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    So who thank Stacy gon win?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yea girl the tapes fawked Casey up. However he said Brian set him up

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She's not "openly lesbian". If she's lesbian at all, she's never declared it openly.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    If you look at the vote totals for the primaries she doesn't have a chance unless lots of Republicans stay home.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You know that everyone is gay according to Auntie.

    I think that Abrams' primary opponent made a veiled reference to her sexuality by saying she wasn't married so yeah if the race is close then I don't doubt that the Republicans will dig that out of the gutter along with Abrams' failing to pay income taxes.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    Nothing gets whites amped up and motivated like good ol fashion racism. Something is really wrong with those people.........smh......not to sound ignorant or racist myself......but if you really look at the entire race from afar and keep an objective outlook, you would have to agree 100%. There is something seriously wrong with f###ing white people........I think for most Americans we have been brainwashed to believe that white is right and all other colors are somehow guilty until proven innocent.

    However if you look at the culture of hatred, arrogance, ignorance, inferiority complexes, and just outright asshole behavior. You began to see a very warped reality. Its a horrid realization of just how messed up the white race as a whole are.

  • Dez Nuts

    See my issue with this statement is since Trump came into office, everyone seems to think ANY Hispanic they see is a criminal and or an illegal. I'm down for getting rid of the real criminal that aren't locked up for some reason. But damn he sounds so harsh..round them up huh...drive them to the border..

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He's only leading by a couple of points according to the most recent poll numbers I've looked at.
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2018/governor/ga/georgia_governor_kemp_vs_abrams-6628.html

    I think she has a reasonable chance.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    White people just like to punish others so they can exercise their authoritarian impulses.

    That was what was behind the Stand your ground shooting in Florida.

    Some white cop wanna be had been harassing people who had parked in the handicap spot at a convenience store and he met the right one and thanks to the law is going to get away with murder.

    Some of the comments agreeing with the guy were sickening.

  • KLove

    she will win DeKalb, and possibly Fulton (city of Atlanta) and Rockdale counties....but thats about it... She needs to carry the whole minority vote, plus 20-25% of the white vote in order to win, and there are many conservative Blacks in the rural counties that will more than likely vote for Kemp.

  • Marlika

    Dear Lord,

    Why do you keep allowing this man to wake up with breath in his lungs every morning??

    I could careless about illegals and what not, I got my own problems. But this man is just spewing hatred left and right.

    While he’s having his friends round folks up he needs have them round a Milania’s mother and the rest of her relatives. ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ok so here come the smears.

    I hope Stacy has a thick skin because she's going to need it.

  • DETROITTOATL

    In one ad, he threatened his teenage daughter’s beau with a shotgun.
    I was stunned when I saw that commercial. Had that been a BLACK MAN all HELL would have broke loose.
    All of us Georgia folks need to vote Stacy in.... Let's get to the polls.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Don't worry. God is punishing America by having Trump as president and white people will suffer the most, but they just don't know it yet.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Just like they voted for TRUMP. SMH

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Are you sure you're registered?
    Because AG Sessions and the Supreme Court is allowing states to purge 'inactive' voters and I think that Georgia has approximately 300K and they would be mostly Democrats (blacks).

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    That black lady would have wanted Georgia to be a sanctuary state where illegal aliens rights are more important than black people rights...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She's not new to politics so I think I she knows what she's in for.
    I think once the Democratic National Committee starts to realize she has a reasonable shot to win, they'll put more money and national attention into the race to see if they can pull the upset. I give her like a 35-40% chance to pull it off.

  • ATL White Guy

    It is interesting how people stereotype and point out how it justifies their narrow minded prejudices when they see pictures of people with guns and such on social media. But then Kemp does a commercial with guns all over the place, and jokingly threatens his daughter's boyfriend but that is seen as ok and a a good person to vote for. The creep of applications of stand your ground laws is growing. Next thing you'll know someone will say 'his words made me scared, so I shot him' and will get away with it.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Guess you not concerned about the way blacks are suffering due to illegal immigration

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Folks going to learn you don’t put your damn hands in people, that hot headed fatherless boy meet the right one and his inconsiderate baby mom help him get killed

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    "that black lady".... please give Mrs. Abrams the respect that she DESERVES.. her name is STACEY ABRAMS.. say it with me .. ...............STAY-SEA AYE-BRUMS..........

  • Trace da Ace

    smdh.....THIS IS AMERICA!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The racist white people feel like Trump speaks for them. He says the things they want to say publicly but can't, and represents the anti-immigrant, anti people-of-color sentiment they express to each other privately all the time.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do please check your status

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    What you think about her wanting to let in a ton of illegals while jobs and services are already strained

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She needs to make a commercial asap about why she didn't pay her taxes yesterday.

    if she explains it correctly she could use it to her advantage and she would have something in common with a lot of people who chose to put family first.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He's a known troll..block him.

  • KLove

    ummmmm...do you mean he won by 39%???...that is a HUGE landslide....Kemp had 69.4% compared to Cagle's 30.6%.... 406,638 votes for Kemp, and 178,877 votes for Cagle......Cagle was thoroughly dragged

  • Around the world

    You white trolls are hilarious. Go back to Breitbart.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    which illegals? the white or the brown ones

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    They're suffering now in the Midwest and in certain industries as a result of Trump's tariffs. White Trump voters are being hit the hardest. And it's only going to get worse.

  • hi-liter

    Name at least 5 ways blacks are suffering because of illegal immigration. This is exactly the rhetoric the Dump Repubs are spreading, want Black people to "feel" like we are being over looked in some way because of illegal immigration.

    I'm in no way, or anyone I know are competing against illegal immigrants when it comes jobs, housing, or ANYTHING else.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    The ones that come here without filing the correct way. Black white brown and yellow

  • Around the world

    This farmer and his wife were crying on TV yesterday about that. And guess what, they both voted for Trump.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    So I guess you think it ok just to beat folks in the head and not suffer consequences.

  • oshh16

    *off topic*
    Why do people come to work sick, when they have leave???
    Like why are you here, blowing snot, sneezing etc.

    I'd be wrong if I sprayed some Lysol in that direction right?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'd love nothing better than to see Stacey Abrams win. These white racists in Georgia would absolutely lose their minds.

  • hi-liter

    But the kicker is this, Dump Admin Plans $12 Billion In Farm Aid To Offset Tariffs. If it wasn't for these stupid tariffs, that 12 billion could go to something worth while.

  • Marlika

    Clear folks is good for this crap. Or walking by coughing without covering their mouth. I always give them that ?? Look

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    They're gonna learn the hard way. When they see their factories get shut down, their jobs lost, their retirement savings drained, their farms foreclosed by the banks etc., that's when its going to get real for them.

  • Around the world

    Exactly. And just look at the blogs..you would never see us troll a white blog, yet here they are in full force, not only here, but other urban blogs as well. Pure pathetic troglodytes.

  • Waya Hedia

    What factories?

  • GuestSTAR

    Strained where????? If you can't get a job in this Obama made economy, you don't wanna work or you can't pass a background/drug test.

  • Waya Hedia

    Low IQ munchkins here are already jumping into 'racism, racism.. wa wa" . Cracks me up how dayum smart you all are.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    being killed and raped also forced out of there homes in Southern California, over looked for jobs and have put a strain on social services.. how about that since it don’t affect you or anybody you know it’s just not happening... go read.... and people wonder why black folks at the bottom of the totem pole

  • hi-liter

    Obama made economy
    ___________________________________
    Say it LOUDER please.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.
    People don't see how back-assward Trump is.
    Create a damn problem then throw money that isn't his at to solve it.

  • Trace da Ace

    eww yes!!! nasty asses!!!

  • Ryan

    In related news that republican from the sticks in GA (Jason Spencer) who went on a racist deranged tirade and showed his azz (literally) on that show is stepping down July 31.

  • GAPeach

    Damn, you need to go back to school. Your "want to be superior" ass is showing your lack of intelligence.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    They must want to save their time. I read somewhere that most people don't use sick days when they are actually sick.

    I know contractors come to work sick all the time but that is because they don't have benefits (sick leave).

  • Carrington

    ... but conservatives continue to pretend that Donald Trump's rise was about jobs and healthcare and that candidates who embrace his racist rhetoric and extreme anti-"other" thought processes aren't ROOTED in racism.
    Black people who support these clowns are the coons of the new millennium. Flat out disgusting. Racist AND the oppressed who support them.

  • oshh16

    This a black girl, sneezing in the air. I sprayed some Lysol. I keep that ish at my desk I don't want folks cold germs.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    ohh the ones that don't follow the rules and regulations of the original and notorious illegal immigrant.. the ones that STOLE this land from the natives.. .. .. where did she say she specifically that she wanted to "let in tons of illegals" please do.. i do know that she opposed HB-7 because it harmed both immigrants AND refugees, funny how some people lump the two together,,,

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    only the brown ones are criminalized

  • Around the world
  • blazewon22

    I voted for Kemp in the primaries because I thought that commercial with the guy wanting to date his daughter was funny! How many t-shirts and media have always had the "I've got a shotgun for the boy who wants to date my daughter" theme over the last 4 decades. It was a joke and a good one! People are so sensitive.

    As far as Stacey Abrams your comment calling her a lesbian could be slander! I've never seen one article or quote from her directly about her sexuality. It would be hard for her to win GA as an open lesbian. The state is too conservative for that.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Do it baby girl, aim it right at their mouth and SPRAAAAAAAAY away.

    Then say well you just srayed me with all your flying flem, spit droplets and germs

  • blazewon22

    He said criminal illegals. where's the racism in that? Ever watch the evening news?

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    She has my vote.

  • WhoKnew

    Is anyone, I ask you, is anyone surprised AT ALL what the escaped convict from the NUT FARM does. Anyone? Will anyone speak and come forward?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    So now it's slander to say someone is a lesbian?

  • Jefferey Franklin

    Absolutely, how many stories have you heard about black people just minding their business having a peaceful gathering, no political undertones, no hate speech. Nothing just having a good time together and white people come and agitate, commit violent acts, and or create unnecessary drama. Its like they hate to see black people achieving anything, even something as remotely ridiculous as happiness.....lol.

  • Carrington

    All over. FIRST off, the "criminal" part of that sentence is simply a trigger for RACISTS who want to criminalize anyone who isn't from a country where blonde hair and blue eyes isn't the rule. Let's be CLEAR in my assertion that people who keep yelling "illegals!" aren't interested in making the separation between legalized and illegal immigrants. They want them ALL on the other side of the "fence", if possible. He knows who he's speaking to when he criminalizes immigrants, possibly you - who knows. And trust me those he's speaking to aren't bothering with a line of demarcation when it comes to illegal or legal status.

  • Waya Hedia

    So you want her to win because she's not white. That's brilliant.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But they care more about their culture being dominant, blah, blah, blah!!!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    If have ever saw a federal immigration facility you would know it’s all races in there instead of what you see on tv

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Where’s your response

  • MsChocolate

    She’s doomed.

  • KipSmithers
  • Itzgoingdown

    Why, So she can push and promote a gay, illegal alien agenda That’s disastrous for the black community? No thanks

  • MsChocolate

    All black votes won’t carry Stacey. There are not enough. She’s got to win Whitfield, Cleveland, Chatham and all the other hick communities. Not gonna happen.

  • FOR COMMENT

    democrats care more about illegals flooding america than YOU--

  • Vegas1989

    No!!! You Spray that Lysol. I spray and wipe down my work area errrvy morning.Tell that person that they need to go home. And don't be coughing or sneezing my way. It's too hot to get sick and them ain't no DAM Allergies Neither....LOL...I had a Co-worker talking about Allergies. Made him go home and also a terrible Boss. He had a shingle outbreak and I told them I was going to sue if I get or see one white bump on my face. I haven't had the chicken Pox. LOL...He was out for two weeks....LOL...

  • Vegas1989

    I had that too....This one dude one cube be blowing his nose and coughing. I yeah out sick leave and stay home...He has been coughing since I moved over here in this building and it's going on a year....EMERGEN-C...Drink it.....

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    And what agenda do redneck Georgia Republicans push? You wanna talk about that?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Of course. Trump tapped into white racial resentment and white nationalism in a not-so-subtle way, and rode that wave into the White House. But these people want to pretend that he loves people of color. Just willfully blind and/or ignorant. Sad.

  • Renee Bee

    This was the funniest thing I ever seen. He was so gullible. Sasha Baron Cohen played Spencer like a fiddle.

  • NeverSurprised

    ?You're funny. TRUMP 2020!!!

  • Logan Roberts

    Trump endorsing yet another racist person is very shocking ?

  • Ryan

    I mean, this fool knew the cameras were rolling and kept telling "n****". Obviously it's something he's comfortable saying behind closed doors but the cameras were RIGHT THERE. And literally showed his azz. I can't with this ignorance

  • Around the world

    Exactly! It's that inferiority complex coupled with a plethora of other issues that they're suffering with. Pathetic.

  • Keekz

    You voted for a candidate because his commercial was funny....Lawd help us ?????

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Now they are trying to deport legal immigrants.

    They are going over applications looking for get this 'lies'?

    Considering how many lies come out Trump's mouth or
    Sarah Sanders' that's beyond ironic.

    What they are doing is since whites aren't reproducing at replacement rates they are decreasing the number of POC by any means necessary.

    Sessions announced earlier this year that Haitians who came here due to the 2010 earthquake will be forced to leave by next year as will Nicaraguans who came here in 1998 due to a devastating hurricane.

  • Waya Hedia

    thinking that illegal immigration has anything to do with race or racism is profoundly stupid.

  • Waya Hedia

    Your thought process is rooted in racism. As well, calling everyone a 'coon' who isn't on board with your bullshit is flat out disgusting.

  • Waya Hedia

    Tell that to Jesse and Al who praised him repeatedly .. before he was President of course.

  • Renee Bee

    Butt..butt.. Dropping his draws and mooning his azz did it for me. I was done for the day.

  • RealATLPeach36

    The most powerful man in the WORLD.. that's reaching.

    He's the most Orangest in the world, one of the dumbest in the world, the biggest asshole in the world....but powerful the WORLD naaahhh

  • Carrington

    No, what's BULLSHIT is believing that a black person who supports a RACIST is anything OTHER than a coon. What's FUNNY, though, is that people like yourself will never call a RACIST a racist... but you're quick to call everyone who calls OUT racists, a racist. I have no DOUBT that you're one of those, "racism doesn't exist(ers)" who called Barack Obama divisive, but get a hard on whenever someone calls TRUMP one because, of course HIS racist policies and statements aren't racist... HE's TRYING to bring us together. It was that black guy who in one breath was "weak" because he wanted everyone to get along, but was racially divisive in the next. GTFOH with your bullshit.

  • Passion

    ? I couldn’t stop laughing at how stupid he looked especially since this fool thought it was about training!?

  • Waya Hedia

    1. The word 'racist' doesn't mean anything anymore.

    2. It is disingenuous and childish to assume that, just because someone is the same race as you are, that they have to think like you. Some would even declare this a s highly racist.

    The rest of your post was just silly, childish nonsense and doesn't merit any more of a response.

  • Ryan

    LOL

  • Carrington

    "the WORD racist doesn't mean anything anymore" ... because RACIST would rather it go away so that they can continue the attack the people who call OUT racists and feel justified by repeating stupid talking points like, "we had a black President... how could we be racist?"
    For one, I don't expect everyone to agree with me, but when you're too stupid to realize that the person you SUPPORT doesn't support YOU - then you're not just a coon, but an ignorant one. You know why black people loved Donald Trump BEFORE he became President? Because he hadn't REVEALED his racist BS yet. We got what he wanted us to have. When he HAS to reveal himself, through policies, appointments, and his own words - the TRUE Trump came out. Explain that... explain why black people were here for Trump... until he became President? You can't because there is no viable explanation that would make sense. We just woke up one morning and said, "Hey, let's call Trump a racist. We're off work, we don't have jobs, we "walk outside and get shot" anyway. Why not?
    And you know why you won't respond to the second part of that last response? Because every single point hit home. It was ALL true... and it kills you to admit it. Funny... I'm a racist. Obama's a racist. Anyone who calls OUT a racist is racist... But the person with a problem with "the blacks", Mexicans and, Muslims is NOT - he's trying to bring us together. GTFOH (again)

  • Lachplesis Puika

    He is more successful than you, therefore he is RACIST! LOL

  • Lachplesis Puika

    Your stupidity gives a reason for the theory of racial supremacy to thrive... :(

  • Lachplesis Puika

    Zerobama made what ????

  • Lachplesis Puika

    The only one who spews hatred in here is you.

  • Lachplesis Puika

    Have you ever asked where 9 trillion dollars that Zerobama borrowed went?

  • Itzgoingdown

    The benefits blacks get from Liberalism does not make up for the disasterous effects of Horrible public education, social engineering which separated poor black man from their families, illegal immigration which Which takes jobs and suppresses wages and homosexual marriage which has caused HIV to spread like a wildfire in the black community Especially among young black males and black women.

  • Ryan

    Exactly. And only a racist would say that the word "racist" doesn't mean anything anymore.

  • Lachplesis Puika

    Damn. I did not know Project Pat is running for Ga governor...

  • dontgetblocked

    I'll pay for the gas. Round them up and drive them out! Can't just trek across the desert, wade across a creek and siip through a hole in a fence to live in America.

  • dontgetblocked

    LOL! As an American we can support any candidate we want. You should understand that as an open-minded liberal. I can't wait to vote for President Trump again.

  • Carrington

    As a liberal, I am in full support of your entitlement to vote for oppression.

  • No Love Lost

    Exactly!

  • No Love Lost
  • chris

    They definitely hate seeing us happy it makes them feel bad about their own misery..

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I’m dead ? lmao ???