December 15, 2016 2:47 PM
Former 6th District Congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich endorsed State Senator Judson Hill for the seat he once held. In a Facebook post, Gingrich said:
America should be encouraged that Congressman Tom Price will be our new Secretary of Health and Human Services, but this also means voters in the 6th District will have an important choice to make about who to send to Washington as a principled conservative reformer.
I am eager to support my long-time friend, Senator Judson Hill. I’ve seen Judson work every day to pass common sense tax cuts and healthcare legislation that helps every Georgian. That’s the kind of proven conservative leadership Georgia needs. Judson will immediately get to work and bring his effective leadership to Washington representing the people of #Georgia’s 6th District.
Hill, who hails from Cobb County, once the 6th District’s base, is the only declared candidate for the seat. Others considered possible candidates include State Rep. Chuck Martin, State Rep. Betty Price, State Sen. Brandon Beach, former State Sen. Dan Moody, and former Secretary of State Karen Handel.