Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue stumped on Tuesday for a cousin considering a run for the U.S. Senate.
“David (Perdue) is strongly considering a run for U.S. Senate,” Sonny Perdue wrote Tuesday in a email sent to supporters. “I believe he is exactly what our state and our nation needs — someone that can take his expertise to Washington, fix some big problems, and then return home. Isn’t that what the Founders intended?”
The governor noted in the email that David Perdue is his first cousin and former CEO of Dollar General.
The Senate seat Perdue is considering is up for election next year. Current Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced earlier this year his intent to retire.