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Ga. lieutenant governor unlikely to run again after taking on Trump

Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 11:16 AM EDT
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ATLANTA (AP) — The chief of staff for Georgia’s lieutenant governor says his boss is unlikely to run for a second term.

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan has been among the most high-profile Republicans to openly contradict former President Donald Trump’s claims about election fraud.

Duncan’s chief of staff, John Porter, said Thursday that Duncan may instead take on a greater role with GOP 2.0, a group that is trying to help shape the Republican Party’s path forward in the post-Trump era.

Porter says Duncan has yet to make a final decision.

Contradicting Trump has given Duncan a national platform.

But it also has made him a target among some conservative Republicans who have vowed to back a primary challenger.

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