State Sen. Chuck Payne represents Gordon, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties where now-President Donald Trump carried overwhelmingly in November 2016. Payne said at the time he was a proud Trump supporter, yet his recent statements have led to criticism that he is straying from Trump’s illegal immigration views as well as those of GOP gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp.
Both Payne and his Democratic Party opponent made news recently by saying they support the HOPE scholarships for illegal immigrant “Dreamers.”
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