Two months after opting against a 2022 campaign, former Sen. David Perdue is sitting on a war chest of nearly $5 million.
The Georgia Republican, ousted in a January runoff election, briefly considered a comeback in next year’s midterm elections before pulling himself out of the running. Former President Donald Trump is encouraging businessman and former professional football player Herschel Walker to mount a campaign, and it is possible Perdue did not want to end up in a Republican primary facing the former president’s endorsed candidate.
But after closing the first quarter with seed money of $4.7 million in his campaign account, Perdue could afford to reverse course later in the election cycle, should Walker demure and top-tier Republican candidates fail to materialize. Former Rep. Doug Collins is the latest Republican to take a pass, announcing Monday he would not seek federal or state