Gov.-elect Kemp visits White House with other new leaders

Politics

President Trump welcomed governors-elect from both parties to the White House Thursday afternoon, including Brian Kemp.

White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Doug Hoelscher said the meeting took place so newly-elected leaders could discuss “shared priorities” such as workforce investment, prison reform and combating the opioid epidemic.

During the meeting, Gov.-elect Kemp thanked the president and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for their response after Hurricane Michael hit parts of Georgia.

The visitors also met with Cabinet members as part of a broader White House outreach effort to local officials.

The White House says since the midterms, it has reached out to a long list of newly elected state and local officials of both parties “to open lines of communication and begin a dialogue.”

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