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The other new chief of staff: Georgia’s Nick Ayers

10:49 am Jul. 30, 2017

On the same sweltering summer day as President Donald Trump replaced his top aide with a no-nonsense retired Marine general, Vice President Mike Pence had a quieter swearing-in ceremony for his new right-hand man: Georgia

Ted Cruz endorses David Shafer in GOP race for lieutenant governor

12:43 pm Jul. 24, 2017

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a rallying figure for social conservatives in Georgia, this morning endorsed state Sen. David Shafer’s campaign for lieutenant governor.

Shafer, who is now Senate president pro tem, would replace Casey Cagle, who is running for governor. From Cruz’ Facebook page:

David is an unapologetic conservative and has a strong record of fighting for greater opportunity and more prosperity for all of Georgia from his time serving in