A large crowd turned out last week for a fish-fry fundraiser in support of U.S. Sen. David Perdue.

Hosted by Jackson businessman Bill Jones, and his son, state Sen. Burt Jones, R-Jackson, the event was held Thursday evening at Burt Jones’ Butts County home.

Perdue, R-Ga., is the state’s junior senator, having been elected to the office in 2014. He is the former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General.

Perdue is up for re-election in 2020. Teresa Tomlinson, the former mayor of Columbus, and Ted Terry, the mayor of Clarkston, have announced their candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the race.

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