New Georgia Freedom Caucus seeks right turn in state policy
ATLANTA (AP) — A group of Georgia Republican lawmakers are launching a Freedom Caucus in the Georgia General Assembly.
They want to move outcomes to the political right even as the majority GOP-legislature prepares for an election-year session that could be dominated by appeals to Republican primary voters.
Eight Republicans introduced themselves as members of the first-ever state level Freedom Caucus on Tuesday. A national group promised the Georgia affiliate would be the first of many, with lawmakers from more than a dozen other states gathered Tuesday in Atlanta to discuss forming their own state-level groups.
Many members of the Georgia group are at odds with the current Republican legislative leadership.
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