Kemp brought many of his high-dollar donors together during a weekend gathering of the Georgians First Leadership Committee.
Kemp invited top advisors from his inner circle to speak along with Mike Pompeo.
As part of the event, Kemp committed $175,000 to select members of the State Legislature who Kemp deems to be loyal to his wishes.
The event was held at the Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia.
Some observers question the sudden contribution from Kemp's reported $80MM Leadership fund. (created after he had legislation passed that provided for the Governor and Lt. Governor to create special leadership committees that would have more lenient rules regarding fund raising and reporting standards. Candidates for these two positions also enjoy this added flexibility.)
Observers note that with $80MM to call on, $175,000 across the members of the General Assembly is hardly a drop in the bucket. Who is receiving these monies? We’ll be following up to check soon.
With a Special Session of the General Assembly now scheduled to begin Wednesday, November 29, many wonder why Kemp would choose now to hold a key meeting with big dollar donors and why toss some dollars to his kemp-loyalists?
Those following The Georgia Record closely will recall that we reported on Kemp’s open invitation for Chinese companies to locate in Georgia - a move that troubles many given the questionable motivations of China in U.S. and Georgia elections.
Viewers may also recall that on December 16, 2020, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe disclosed “that there was foreign interference by China, Iran and Russia in November of this year.”