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Georgia Lt. Gov. Duncan, outspoken Trump critic, won't seek second term

Duncan argues the GOP remains too focused on the 2020 presidential election.

Updated: May 18, 2021 - 2:33pm

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Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan says he won’t seek a second term next year, instead focusing on building a "GOP 2.0" movement to urges fellow Republicans to envision the GOP beyond former President Trump.

“We’re going to have to heal and rebuild to get ourselves back,” he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday. “I see this as an opportunity – a moment in time we can change the trajectory of the Republican Party that can last a generation.”

Duncan argues the GOP remains too focused on the 2020 presidential election, which would include Trump narrowly losing in once GOP-reliable Georgia and the former president arguing he lost as a result of widespread voter fraud. 

Duncan had signaled for months that he wouldn’t seek reelection, but Republicans have waited for an official announcement before entering the race. 

His repeated criticism of Trump, including on social media and cable news shows, would have likely resulted in a difficult reelection bid.

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