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U.S. Rep. Jody Hice is among the Georgia politicians who’ve endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite, for president.
Hice, a Walton County Republican who represents Athens, is serving as Cruz’s Georgia campaign chairman along with Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, a Hull resident who used to represent Athens in the state Senate.
Hudgens’ wife Suzanne is serving as Cruz’s 10th Congressional District chair. Hoschton activist Carol Mahoney is Cruz’s chairwoman in the 9th District, which also includes part of Athens.
Georgia Southern University student Austin Mathis, originally from Columbus, is coordinator of Georgia Students for Cruz.