A Republican operative is running for Congress in Georgia with Trump’s blessing. Will it be enough?

NEWNAN, Ga. — Brian Jack came home to Georgia with former President Donald Trump‘s endorsement and a stack of Washington contacts. Now he just has to close the sale with GOP primary voters in the safely Republican 3rd Congressional District as he makes his first run for office.

On the stump, Jack emphasizes his close ties to Trump at every opportunity. He worked on his 2016 presidential campaign and served for four years as White House political director. Jack is the leading fundraiser, and his television ads thus far consist of Trump praising him. In one, there’s a clip of an Atlanta appearance where Trump called Jack “a MAGA man.”

“I am so proud to not only have President Trump’s endorsement, but to have worked for him for the last eight years.” Jack said in an appearance in Columbus on April 23. “And I helped him build that ‘America First’ agenda. I helped him campaign for it in 2016. I helped him enact it over the four years I served by his side in the White House.”

Trump’s endorsement has proved powerful in Republican primaries nationwide. But the Trump nod hasn’t been a sure thing in Georgia. Six candidates that Trump endorsed for

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