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Supporters of Georgia's Kemp counterattack after Trump rally

Oct. 05, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Supporters of Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp are fighting back against Donald Trump and their own party leaders, angered by a rally last month in which the former president again attacked the state's chief executive. Kemp's proponents warn that a...

Georgia rally marks debut of GOP primary 'Trump ticket'

Sep. 25, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — The rewards of an early Donald Trump endorsement were on display Saturday in Georgia when a three-man ticket of candidates he's backing in 2022 Republican primaries were featured at one of his signature rallies. But GOP opponents of Trump-backed candidates aren't folding...

Trump backs Jones in Georgia, renews support for Walker

Sep. 02, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump put his thumb on the scale of Georgia Republican politics again Thursday, endorsing state Sen. Burt Jones in the GOP primary for lieutenant governor and reiterating his support for newly declared U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker. ...

Trump-linked Georgia lawmaker to run for lieutenant governor

Aug. 07, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — State Sen. Burt Jones has filed to run for lieutenant governor in Georgia, launching another Republican candidacy that will be closely tied to denying Donald Trump's 2020 loss of Georgia's 16 electoral votes. Jones, of Jackson, filed state campaign...