Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday endorsed former state Rep. Geoff Duncan, a Republican from Cumming, as the state's next lieutenant governor.
Deal noted Duncan's "fresh, conservative innovative approach to policy making, and said he will "look forward to seeing his ideas in action delivering for Georgia taxpayers."
Duncan will face Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico, an executive with the Jack Cooper transportation company, in the November general election.
She has said she'll focus on health care, education and job growth in her campaign.