(PresidentialInsider.com)- As part of its “Restoring America” series, the Washington Examiner interviewed one of the Republican Congressional candidates running in Georgia’s 2nd District who told the outlet his goal in running for the House is the “defeat ‘wokeism.’”
Jeremy Hunt, a 28-year-old Army veteran, told the Examiner that he is running in southwest Georgia’s newly configured 2nd District to “preserve the American dream,” promote “faith, family, and communities,” and “restore the pride in our country.”
Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District is currently represented by Democrat Sanford Bishop who has been in Congress since 1992. In 2020, Bishop defeated his Republican challenger with 59 percent of the vote.
However, the new redistricting boundaries have slightly reduced the Democrat’s advantage in District 2. And with President Biden’s approval rating in Georgia abysmally low, even seats in Democrat-leaning districts could be easy pickings for the right Republican.
Georgia Republicans are optimistic that the 75-year-old Bishop is vulnerable and Hunt, who like Bishop is black, might be just the candidate to defeat him.
Hunt, while downplaying his skin color, does believe that voters in southwest Georgia may be more likely to listen to what he has to say because of his ethnicity. But it will be the issues, not his race, that will be the focus of Hunt’s campaign.
Hunt told the Examiner that he wants to focus on addressing crime rates and improving the quality of life in rural communities. And because agriculture is a major part of the district’s economy, Hunt wants to do more for the agricultural industry.
As a former Army intelligence officer who once deployed to Ukraine, Hunt also stressed the importance of strengthening the US military to deter America’s enemies.
Also running in the Republican Primary for Georgia District 2 is former Trump administration official A. Wayne Johnson, and Georgia Air National Guard officer Chris West.
Johnson, who served in Trump’s Department of Education, announced his candidacy in late November 2021.
Chris West, who announced his candidacy in December, is promoting himself as a “champion” for Trump’s America First Agenda.
Georgia’s 2022 primary will be held in May.