Nick Ayers, a top adviser to Vice President Mike Pence and an alum of Governor Perdue’s 2002 gubernatorial campaign, is eyeballing a run for governor according to POLITICO. The 34 year old is certainly a veteran of Republican politics.
He reportedly has a meeting with Trump administration officials to discuss his future. As of now he is a top adviser and fundraiser for the pro-Trump nonprofit America First Policies.
He will join what is sure to be a crowded field. Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced last week that he is running for the top spot. Kemp, and potentially Ayers, will more than likely be joined by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Congressman Jack Kingston and Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. Speaker David Ralston is also floating trial balloons.
Ayers jumping into the 2018 gubernatorial election is sure to shake up the field. Whispers are floating around that Senator Michael Williams, the first elected official in Georgia to endorse Trump, is running for governor. The two will undoubtedly stake out their claims to the coveted spot of “Trump’s candidate.”
Let the fun begin.