(USNewsMag.com) – Republicans have experienced quite a bit of infighting over the last several years. The party is shifting more to the right but the establishment is fighting it every step of the way. The fight for the GOP nomination for governor in Georgia is highlighting this divide, but now one candidate is promising to do better.
Vernon Jones, who served as a surrogate for former President Donald Trump’s campaign, is running for the nomination and believes he’s the future of the party. On Monday, December 6, during an interview with Fox News, he told viewers he “stood strong” for the former POTUS and “the America First agenda.”
— Vernon Jones For Congress (@VernonForGA) December 5, 2021
Although Jones was a strong supporter of Trump, the former President endorsed former Senator David Perdue for the nomination. Prior to the endorsement, Jones said although he would love to have the 45th POTUS’ support, he believes the people of Georgia will give him their endorsement and allow him to win the election. He went further saying, as a black man, he thinks he’ll be able to convince minority voters to stand with him and beat Democrat Stacey Abrams in the general election.
It’ll be interesting to see who will win the nomination: the establishment incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, or one of the America First candidates.
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