According to the AJC, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan “is unlikely” to see re-election after serving only one term in office so he can focus on his initiative to reform the Republican Party. The AJC story was echoed in the Washington Post and the Associated Press as well. Duncan had already drawn a couple of primary challengers, but no one serious.
Although Duncan defended SB 202, Georgia’s new election law, in a recent statement on the MLB All-Star Game being moved from Atlanta, he didn’t hold back much in terms of criticism aimed at former President Donald Trump. Duncan said, “The fallout from the post-election misinformation campaign led by former President Donald Trump continues to manifest itself and divide our nation.”
Duncan has shown his independence in other ways, such as refusing to preside over the debate for SB 241, which he opposed, and not bringing up legislation to eliminate a tax break for Delta.