A pro-Trump Georgia ticket makes its debut at rally
Former President Donald Trump arrives with Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R- Ga., at a campaign rally at Dalton Regional Airport on Jan. 4, 2021, in Dalton, Georgia. Trump has not visited Georgia since the January runoff election. - Alex Wong/TNS/TNS

PERRY, Ga. — Former President Donald Trump returned to Georgia on Saturday to showcase a trio of loyalists he’s endorsed in 2022 elections, deepening an internal rift among state Republicans that helped fuel upset Democratic victories in the last election cycle. The pro-Trump slate took center stage at a rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, as the former president pushed to continue to refashion the state GOP in his mold and promoted falsehoods that the state election was tainted by widespread election fraud. The visit only sharpened the division within a state GOP reeling from losses in...