Georgia GOP convert Vernon Jones tests Trump endorsement as House primary nears

Georgia GOP convert Vernon Jones tests Trump endorsement as House primary nears


ATLANTA — Former Democratic state Rep. Vernon Jones has branded himself as the “black Donald Trump” and is hoping his ties to the former president will help him edge out his competitors in one of Georgia’s most competitive House Republican primary elections.

The bombastic politician was on the outs with his then-party when in 2020, he rose to national prominence as one of the loudest black voices to endorse Trump’s reelection. Jones believes the ex-president’s widely sought-after endorsement will help curry enough favor with primary voters in the state’s 10th Congressional District to win the all-important GOP nomination for the heavily Republican seat stretching from the Atlanta exurbs to the South Carolina state line.

The 61-year-old was a Democratic

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