What to expect now that Perdue will run for Georgia governor

In an Aug. 20, 2018 file photo, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks at a roundtable during an event to salute U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Former Georgia U.S. Sen. David Perdue is announced his run for governor, setting up a major challenge for the current Gov. Brian Kemp in the Republican primary.

Perdue’s entry into the race follows months of former President Trump encouraging him to do so and comes just days after Democrat Stacey Abrams announced her candidacy for governor of Georgia.

WABE politics reporter Rahul Bali joined “Morning Edition” to talk about reactions to Perdue’s announcement and how the race could shape up.

Christopher Alston contributed to this report.