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Dawson car dealer to host Republican gubernatorial candidate
John Megel Chevrolet first stop on Brian Kemp's tour
Brian Kemp
Gov. Brian Kemp

Dawson County residents will have a chance to meet Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp on Monday on the first stop of a 27-city bus tour.

Kemp will be stationed at John Megel Chevrolet on Ga. 400 starting at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 1. 

"I look forward to sharing my story, vision, and plan to grow jobs, lower taxes and healthcare costs, strengthen rural Georgia, invest in public education, protect HOPE and keep Georgia families safe on the Putting Georgians First Bus Tour," said Kemp in a press release Sept. 21. "As governor, I will work around the clock to ensure that our best days are always ahead." 

Kemp, the current Georgia Secretary of State, is campaigning against Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams and Libertarian nominee Ted Metz for the Nov. 6 election. 

Kemp beat opponent and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle by a landslide in the Republican primary runoff in July, nabbing 69.45 percent of the vote.

Kemp is a native of Athens and has served as secretary of state since 2010.

Other stops on the 'Putting Georgians First Tour' on Monday include one at Appalachian Gun, Pawn & Range in Pickens County at 10 a.m., one in Fannin County at 12 p.m., one at River Street Tavern in Gilmer County at 2 p.m., one at First National Community Bank in Murray County at 3:30 p.m. and one in Whitfield County at 5:30 p.m.

Throughout the week he will also be stopping by Floyd, Bartow, Haralson, Douglas, Coweta, Spalding, Sumter, Lee, Mitchell, Cook, Tift, Clinch, Coffee, Irwin, Dodge, Houston, Peach, Laurens, Washington, Richmond and Hart counties.