Jim Beck

AP

The 2018 election for governor between Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams may be over, but second quarter fundraising numbers show healthy war chests for parts of their political futures.

Kemp raised more than $726,000 from April to June and is sitting on more than $1.2 million just a few months into his term as governor. He raised close to $21 million in the race against Abrams, and this quarter's haul will go towards a potential rematch in 2022.

GPB

Today on Political Rewind, with two recent appointments Gov. Brian Kemp looks to broaden and diversify Republican leadership in the state. 

Gov. Brian Kemp announces John King will serve as the Georgia Insurance Commissioner during the suspension of Jim Beck who faces charges of federal fraud.
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Gov. Brian Kemp has named a new insurance commissioner to take over during the suspension of Jim Beck. John King will take over at the Georgia Department of Insurance while Beck faces an indictment on federal charges of fraud and money laundering.

State Senator Jen Jordan (D-6) speaks at the State Capitol during a press conference speaking out against H.B. 481.
Phil Proctor / GPB

On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp is calling on Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck to resign in light of a 38-count indictment charging him with fraud and other felonies. But as of today, Beck remains on the state payroll drawing a salary of well over $100,000.


Emily Haney / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday asked for Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck to resign. Beck pleaded not guilty to 38 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.


Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck was indicted by a grand jury on 38 counts. As a candidate, Beck ran on anti-corruption.
JIM BECK FOR GEORGIA

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck, a republican, has been federally indicted on 38 charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering.