Kemp’s team is signaling that the super PAC exists to support Herschel Walker in his Georgia runoff election. Cody Hall, a senior advisor to Kemp, told Axios, “We’re all in to help get Herschel over the goal line and keep Georgia red for years to come!”
This explanation does follow Kemp’s behavior. He campaigned on behalf of Walker for the first time after the runoff was announced. Kemp was also featured in an advertisement for Walker during the runoff.
Kemp has even donated his ground game, his election staff, to the Walker runoff campaign.
However, the Kemp campaign has not announced any further campaign events or fundraisers related to Walker.
Another possibility for the war chest is that it is preparing Kemp for a presidential run in the 2024 election. Kemp has already received the support of the mainstream media. The Wall Street Journal, for example, ran an article entitled, “Brian Kemp is GOP’s Best Bet for 2024.” The article bore the subtitle, “unlike DeSantis, he won in a swing state and topped Trump’s dead-to-me list.”
Axios suggested another possibility. The news outlet teased that Kemp may be preparing to run for the Senate in the 2026 election, the same year his second gubernatorial term ends.
Speculation about Kemp’s look to move to another office after this term should not be surprising. He just won his second term as governor, and the state of Georgia has a term limit of two consecutive terms.
The real intrigue about Kemp, as indicated by the WSJ article, is that he is an Anti-Trump figure who seems moderately viable.
So far, the Kemp slush fund has not reported any donors. Still, when it does, one can find summaries of public disclosures at opensecrets.