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Carly Fiorina picks up 33 Georgia endorsements ahead of Atlanta visit

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has a range of new Georgia supporters backing her campaign on the eve of her visit to Atlanta.

The former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, who has a 3:30 p.m. town hall meeting at Georgia Tech's Student Success Center auditorium on Tuesday, will be welcomed by 33 endorsements when she arrives.

The backers include Jill Jinks, the chief executive of Insurance House; Sandy Jones, president of Mahalo Marketing; state Rep. Valarie Clark, R-Lawrenceville; Solicitor General of Cobb State Court Barry Morgan and Peach County GOP chair Tom Morrill.

Loretta Lepore, Fiorina's Georgia co-chair, said the support was a sign that "Carly's message is clearly resonating with Georgia voters." Jones said in a statement he endorsed Fiorina partly because of a friendship that's grown since they both worked at AT&T together in the early 1980s.

"From that experience and my own personal observations I sincerely believe that Carly Fiorina has the intelligence, leadership skills, vision and character to be president," he said.

Here's the whole list:

New Georgia Republicans Endorsing Carly Fiorina for President:

Kathy Betty, Atlanta GA

Victoria Braden, Norcross GA

State Representative Valarie Clark, Lawrenceville GA

Karen Robinson Cope, Atlanta GA

Richard Cope, Atlanta GA

John Decker, Atlanta GA

Connie Engel, Atlanta GA

Char Fortune, Atlanta GA

Steve Goodman, Atlanta GA

Leslie Hatcher, Chattahoochee Hills GA

Judi Jeffcoat, Laurel Springs GA

Jill Jinks, Atlanta GA

Ron Johnson, Hoschton GA

Patrick Jones, Atlanta GA

Sandy Jones, Atlanta GA

Risa Kaplan, Atlanta GA

Tamara Knight, Lawrenceville GA

Mary Cathryn Kolb, Atlanta GA

Hunter Leger, Buford GA

Stormy Marlowe, Atlanta GA

Michael Miller, Kennesaw GA

Barry Morgan, Marietta GA

Tom Morrill, Fort Valley GA

Mike Petrick, Atlanta GA

Rebecca Posey, Atlanta GA

Mack Reese, Atlanta GA

Vincent Russo, Atlanta GA

Kathy Schwaig, Kennessaw GA

John Stevens, Good Hope GA

Joyce Stevens, Good Hope GA

Wendy Thompson, Atlanta GA

Pete Watson, Atlanta GA

Joe Wilson, Lilburn GA


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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.