Donald Trump Jr. campaigned Thursday in Lula with U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.
About 100 people, mostly from Georgia’s Ninth District, attended the event at Jim Walters’ Northeast Hall farm. The Collins supporters shot skeet, ate lunch and heard from Trump Jr. about the political scene in Washington, D.C.
“We don’t get many visitors from Washington, especially from the Trump family, so it was nice to have them down. (Trump Jr.) is a nice, down-to-earth, good gentleman, and I think he identified really well with North Georgians, and hopefully most Georgians,” Walters, a local businessman and investor, said.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, a political analyst who previously worked for Fox News, also attended the event, which was closed to the public.
Hall County Commissioner Shelly Echols went to the fundraiser and said she appreciated the opportunity to show off her district.
“It makes me proud. I think Hall County is one of the most beautiful places, especially Northeast Hall, and to be able to show people from all over the country what we have and the beauty, especially this time of year, it’s very exciting and encouraging,” she said.
Echols said Trump Jr. was “very kind in his words toward Congressman Collins and what he does for conservatives and for the president,” Echols said.
Collins has defended President Donald Trump in the wake of an impeachment inquiry and is the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee. He has also submitted an application for the U.S. Senate position soon to be vacated by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who is retiring at the end of the year.
If Gov. Brian Kemp appoints Collins to the Senate position, campaign dollars raised before the appointment could be transferred to a Senate campaign.