Shane Hazel Announces Run for GA Governor

Libertarian Shane Hazel, who received 2.3 percent of the vote in the U.S. Senate race for Georgia last month, announced Wednesday he is running for Governor of Georgia in 2022.

“[W]e will have our rights so help me God!”  Hazel tweeted after making the announcement on Periscope. “And for dessert we will have Justice.”

Hazel challenges Republican incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, who has come under fire for not investigating fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee, is also expected to make a run.

6 thoughts on “Shane Hazel Announces Run for GA Governor

  1. Anastasia Beaverhausen

    What is Mr. Hazel’s opinion of the runoff he caused, resulting in a vast amount of extra spending by the state and the various county elections bureaux?

  2. George Whitfield

    It seems to me that David Perdue and Jon Ossoff should be held more responsible for the added cost to the state and counties since they spent from 25 to 35 million dollars each on their campaigns but could not convince a majority of the voters to vote for them.

  3. wolfefan

    There would still be a runoff even if Perdue and Ossoff had been the only two candidates in November. Hazel’s candidacy gave a voice to more voters, and added very, very little to the amount that is being spent on a runoff.

  4. George Phillies

    “There would still be a runoff even if Perdue and Ossoff had been the only two candidates in November” How is this possible on Georgia law, ignoring the low probability event…a tie? With only two candidates, ignoring ties, one of them must cross the 50% line.

    Anastasia Beaverhausen: You are right. Perdue and Osshof should have dropped out of the race, giving the first round victory to Shane Hazel.

  5. wolfefan

    Hi George –

    1) There would still be a runoff because of the Warnock/Loeffler race. Hazel forcing Perdue and Ossoff into a runoff adds very little extra expense or effort on the part of the state and county governments, contra AB.

    2) You also misread who made the comment about Perdue and Ossoff dropping out. It was another George.

    Best wishes…

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