Jeff Mullis Backs Angela Pence Over Incumbent Colton Moore inGeorgia Senate Race

Former State Senator Jeff Mullis endorses Angela Pence in the GOP Primary for Georgia's State Senate District 53 seat, challenging incumbent Colton Moore. Mullis's endorsement could boost Pence's campaign ahead of the May 21 primary.

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Jeff Mullis Backs Angela Pence Over Incumbent Colton Moore inGeorgia Senate Race

Jeff Mullis Backs Angela Pence Over Incumbent Colton Moore inGeorgia Senate Race

Former State Senator Jeff Mullis has thrown his support behind Angela Pence, a Republican challenger, in the May 21 GOP Primary for Georgia's State Senate District 53 seat. Pence is running against incumbent State Senator Colton Moore, who has faced backlash from fellow Republicans at the state capitol.

Why this matters: This endorsement has significant implications for the balance of power in the Georgia State Senate, as it could lead to a shift in the Republican caucus's dynamics. The outcome of this primary race may also influence the tone and direction of future policy decisions in the state.

District 53includes Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga, and a portion of Floyd Counties. Moore's controversies have led to his ousting from the Senate Republican Caucus and a ban from entering House property due to insensitive remarks about former House Speaker David Ralston.

Campaign disclosure financial reports reveal that Mullis is a major campaign contributor to Pence. The winner of the GOP Primary will face Chattooga County resident Bart Bryant, who is running unopposed in the Democratic Primary, in the November general election.

The endorsement from Mullis, who previously held the District 53 seat, could provide a significant boost to Pence's campaign as she seeks to unseat the controversial incumbent Moore. With the primary just days away, voters in northwest Georgia will soon decide which Republican candidate will advance to the general election and potentially represent them in the state Senate.