The Georgia Republican Party will elect a new chair this June at their state convention in Columbus, and the race for a new leader is beginning to draw a lot of interest. Current Chair David Shafer announced Friday that he would not be seeking re-election to the party’s top post to allow more time to focus on his family. In the same email, Shafer threw his support and endorsement to Josh McKoon, a former state senator.

McKoon took to social media Saturday to confirm his intentions to seek the chairman’s role – saying he was running to unite the party at a very critical time in Georgia and national politics. There are already two others in the race – Rebecca Yardley from White County in north Georgia and current 9th district chairman, and Dennis Futch, chairman of the Colquitt County GOP. 

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