The Georgia Republican Party is gearing up for its highly anticipated State Convention, scheduled to take place on June 9-10 at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center. This event promises to be a significant gathering of influential figures in the conservative movement, providing attendees with the opportunity to engage with notable personalities and explore the future of the Republican Party.
One notable presence at the convention will be Legacy PAC, a Political Action Committee that has partnered with Veterans for America First. Legacy PAC has been making waves with its sponsored Trump bus tour, known as “Trucking the Truth,” which commenced in May in Virginia. The tour, featuring logos from both the PAC and Veterans organizations, has stopped in eight towns, showcasing America First candidates and those endorsed by Veterans for Trump. Patrick Collis, a national ambassador for the veterans’ organization and state chapter president, represented the group during the initial leg of the tour. The expenses for the tour were generously covered by Donna and Stan Fitzgerald of Georgia on behalf of the PAC and Veterans group.
Georgia GOP State Convention Event
Jared Craig, the founding partner of Legacy PAC, expressed the organization’s commitment to upholding President Trump’s legacy and supporting the next generation of conservative leaders. This sentiment resonates with their planned activities at the Georgia GOP State Convention. Stan Fitzgerald, the founder of Legacy PAC, has arranged for former FBI Whistleblower Steve Friend to speak at the convention on June 9th, and Friend will also be available for meet and greets at the Legacy PAC tables throughout the two-day event.
Legacy PAC, founded by partners Jared Craig, Donna Fitzgerald, and Stan Fitzgerald, recently made its entry into the political arena with a kickoff event on March 3rd in Washington DC. The event was emceed by David Brody from CBN and featured prominent speakers like Congressmen Byron Donalds and Mark Alford. Other notable figures, including Kimberly Klacik, Kristina Karamo, Sebastian Gorka, and Chris Kohls, also took the stage. Tom Homan, the former ICE Director and Veterans for Trump representative, delivered the closing remarks. It is worth mentioning that Angie Wong, a former partner with the PAC, has recently stepped down to pursue a career as a media commentator. However, the PAC has exciting plans to replace her with several prominent conservative pundits, and an official announcement is forthcoming.
The convention schedule is filled with various meetings for delegates, providing ample opportunities for engagement and discussion. The highlight of this year’s convention will undoubtedly be the appearance of former President Donald Trump. His presence is expected to draw significant attention and generate enthusiasm among attendees. Additionally, two other presidential candidates campaigning for the GOP nomination, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Vivek Ramaswamy, co-founder, and executive chairman of Strive Asset Management, are scheduled to attend the convention, further adding to the event’s significance.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, who is anticipated to announce his presidential campaign on June 7, had initially planned to attend the convention. However, delegates were informed via email that Pence had to cancel due to a televised national town hall where he would be making an announcement regarding his future plans.
Kari Lake, a former TV news anchor and the Republican nominee in the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election will be the convention’s keynote speaker during the dinner on June 9. Lake has garnered attention as a potential vice presidential candidate, making her presence a notable highlight of the event.
The list of speakers also includes various Georgia politicians, such as:
- Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler
- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
- Rep. Rick Allen
- Rep. Mike Collins
- Rep. Andrew Clyde
- Rep. Barry Loudermilk
- Rep. Rich McCormick
- Lt. Gov. Burt Jones
- Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper
- Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson
- Public Service Commissioner Bubba McDonald
Notably absent from the list are Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Their absence signifies their distancing from the Trump wing of the Republican Party, which has made unsubstantiated claims about the rigging of the 2020 presidential election.
The upcoming Georgia GOP State Convention holds great promise for shaping the future of the Republican Party. With Legacy PAC’s active involvement, a lineup of influential speakers, and the highly anticipated appearance of former President Donald Trump, this event is poised to make a lasting impact on conservative politics in Georgia and beyond.