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Former President Obama’s message to Georgia was simple: “Vote!”

During a rally for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Friday, former President Barack Obama played all of his fans' favorite hits. When someone in the crowd shouted "Obama, I love you," he replied, "I love you back." He said, "Don't boo, vote," his oft-repeated phrase from 2016, multiple times during his hour-long speech at Morehouse College.
Stacey Abrams Georgia governor candidate

After a landslide victory, Stacey Abrams becomes the first female nominee for Georgia governor

By the time all the votes were tallied late Tuesday night, Stacey Abrams had claimed more than 75 percent of the 550,000-plus votes cast for the Democratic candidates.

Democrats Abrams and Evans spar in televised debate on HOPE scholarship, political endorsements

Democratic candidates Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans made their case for why they should be Georgia's next governor during the Atlanta Press Club debate, discussing guns, healthcare, economics, and education.
District lines

How redrawing districts has kept Georgia incumbents in power

Georgia lawmakers have been accused of moving the goal posts so their party can stay in power. Could an independent set of mapmakers put an end to the process? Or must the courts decide?
Jon Ossoff

The Democrats’ $8 Million Man: What would a Jon Ossoff victory mean?

“The fact that people are paying attention to races they otherwise wouldn’t indicates that Democrats and even some moderate Republicans are eager to send a pretty strong message to Trump and the GOP establishment,” said Emory professor Michael Leo Owens, who specializes in urban politics.
Jon Ossoff

The country is watching Jon Ossoff

What to make of new polling that shows Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old Democrat who’s never before run for public office, has as much voter support as the top three Republican candidates combined? It’s no wonder that some observers view the wide-open race in the heavily Republican 6th—the special election is on April 18, the runoff in June—as an effective referendum on the already troubled Trump presidency.
stacey abrams

Stacey Abrams: Democrats can’t afford to lose the 2018 governor’s race

We caught up with state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams for a few questions about how Democrats in Georgia plan to regain lost ground in the age of President Trump

This is the perfect jacket for Election Day

“There was so much interest in the election from the beginning, I wanted to bring some of that into a suit lining,” says Neil Balani, owner and head stylist of HKT Custom Clothiers.
Will Georgia turn blue?

Peach State in Play: What will it mean if Georgia turns blue this election?

Could Georgia’s 16 electoral votes actually go for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time in 20 years? According to political strategists on both sides of the aisle, the short answer is yes—or, at least, maybe.
Kasim Reed Texas Tribune Festival

Mayor Kasim Reed on what’s in store for the final 15 months of his administration

After speaking on a panel at the 2016 Texas Tribune Festival, Reed spoke with Atlanta magazine about his priorities for the final 15 months in office, the prospects of Georgia going for Hillary Clinton, and when he plans to endorse a candidate in the mayoral campaign to succeed him.

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