When Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) decided to run for Georgia Secretary of State instead of seeking re-election, it kicked off a free-for-all for candidates looking to replace him as the state’s 10th District Congressman. There are eight Republicans and five Democrats qualified to run for the seat.
At least two Republican candidates dropped out of the race prior to qualifying – Patrick Witt chose to challenge Republican incumbent John King in the race for Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner (earning President Trump’s endorsement) and Matt Richards dropped out and immediately endorsed trucking company owner Mike Collins. But one more jumped in – Trump-endorsed Vernon Jones pulled out of the race for governor and got into this race.
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