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Georgia's Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) announced Monday that he will not be seeking reelection in 2022.

Why it matters: Duncan was vocal in denouncing and debunking the baseless claims of voter fraud Trump promoted during the 2020 election.

The big picture: Duncan said his decision came after the "national events of the last six months have deeply affected" his family. He added that he will be working to create an organization called GOP 2.0, aimed at rebuilding the Republican party.

  • Duncan is the latest Republican to voice concerns about the direction of the party. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) was removed from her leadership position in the House last week for her criticism of Trump.

What they're saying: "It always feels coldest right before the sun rises," Duncan wrote in the statement. "I believe that is the exact moment in time the Republican Party is caught in right now, and I am committed to being a part of creating those better days ahead for our conservative party all across this country."

  • GOP 2.0 will "focus on healing and rebuilding a Republican Party that is damaged," he added.
  • "GOP 2.0 will work hard everyday reminding Americans the values of conservative Polices through genuine Empathy and a respectful Tone."

Go deeper: Reports: More than 100 Republicans threaten to form 3rd party over Trump.

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Iowa's Republican-dominated school boards

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Democrats make up less than 25% of Iowa's school board members, according to research conducted by some of the party's leaders and obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: It's a wake-up call for Democrats trying to turn Iowa blue again.

  • The data signals that Republicans have a strong foothold in the state, even in areas the Democratic Party believed were progressive stalwarts.

Biden rejects Trump's latest executive privilege claims

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The White House on Monday rejected two more of former President Trump's claims of executive privilege over documents that the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot requested, CNN first reported.

Why it matters: Trump's legal team is seeking to block some of the panel's requests for records by invoking executive privilege, which can allow presidents and their aides to sidestep congressional scrutiny. The Biden administration has maintained that it will evaluate on a case-by-case basis.

Amazon warehouse workers in New York file petition to hold unionization vote

Amazon workers and their supporters rally outside the National Labor Relations Board's regional office in Brooklyn, New York City, after filing a petition requesting an election to form a union. Photo: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Amazon warehouse workers in New York City filed a petition on Monday with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold a vote on unionization.

Why it matters: The move comes six months after an organizing effort was defeated at Amazon's distribution center in Alabama.