U.S. Representative Jody Hice (R-GA-10) has released a new television ad — featuring former President Donald Trump — in his campaign to replace Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

In the ad, Trump endorsed Hice. Trump said Hice will “fight for free, fair, and secure elections in Georgia.” The former president also called Raffensperger one of the worst secretaries of state in America.

Hice said in the ad that Georgians must have confidence that voters cast only one legal ballot and that one legal ballot gets counted.

Hice elaborated in a new email to supporters.

“No one quite understands the disaster that can be caused by a lack of election integrity like Georgians. Brad Raffensperger has failed our state, and we desperately need to elect a leader that will step up and restore confidence,” Hice wrote.

“That’s why I am honored to receive the full endorsement of President Donald Trump. President Trump trusts that I will lead with integrity and make every effort in my power to ensure that Georgia has free, fair, and secure elections.”

Hice announced in March that he wants to replace Raffensperger. The election is scheduled for next year.

Hice took office in 2015 to represent Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, according to his campaign biography. He serves on the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. For the 116th Congress, Hice serves as ranking member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations for the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Raffensperger said in January that he entered into a controversial Compromise Settlement Agreement and Release with Stacey Abrams because members of the Georgia Attorney General’s Office recommended he do so.

A Georgia secretary of state official anonymously sourcedWashington Post story about Trump — a story that people now discredit. That story accused Trump of criminal behavior.

Hice said this month that President Joe Biden does not govern like someone who intends to run for reelection in 2024.

Last month, Hice called on Georgia legislators to appoint a special counsel to investigate alleged election fraud during last year’s presidential election in Fulton County.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Rep. Jody Hice” by Jody Hice. Background Photo “Donald Trump” by Jody Hice.