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Georgia Democrats disappointed on Election Day, but Senate runoff looms
Tuesday night marked the second time Stacey Abrams had come up short in a bid to claim the state’s top job, after losing to Brian Kemp in 2018, and she lost this year’s election by a wider margin. Speaking to voters at her watch party, Abrams said, “While I may not have crossed the finish line, it does not mean we will ever stop running for a better Georgia.”
Colleagues and now rivals, Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux spar ahead of Georgia’s 7th District primary election
6th District incumbent Lucy McBath's decision to run in the 7th District means she's competing with colleague and 7th District incumbent Carolyn Bourdeaux in the primary election. State Rep. Donna McLeod, also running in the Democratic primary, says the duo are "playing musical chairs” with the district.
“We cannot outorganize a subversion of democracy”: Democratic rising star Bee Nguyen is vying to be Georgia’s next elections chief
Next year’s contest for Georgia secretary of state—an enormously consequential position in a newly purple state—will be one of the country’s most-watched races. Democratic rising star Bee Nguyen wants the job.
A fraught redistricting process begins under Georgia’s Gold Dome
While Georgia's recent demographic changes have favored Democrats, Georgia Republicans are benefiting from a wholly different transformation: a more conservative U.S. Supreme Court.
Kamala Harris makes her pitch to Atlanta University Center students
In a 25-minute speech during a campaign rally aimed at Gen Z students, Kamala Harris spoke about her plans for the pandemic, supporting environmental justice, attacking racial injustice, and investing in working families.
The way we live politics
Political polarization doesn't just pervade our national dialogue. It also changes the way we talk to our spouses, parents, and friends.
In politically mixed friend groups, a lesson for navigating differences
Laura Phelan sees her small friend group as a microcosm of her church family—and perhaps a microcosm of the country, politically. One woman casts her vote according to convictions related to social justice and climate change; another is fiscally conservative and supports whichever party’s tax plan makes most sense for her family.
There’s a generational divide between Black Democrats. How will that play out at the polls—and at home?
Nationally, the political divide between younger and older Black voters is more vast than the divide between younger and older white ones. According to national polls conducted late this summer, white “likely voters” between the ages of 18 to 29 were more likely to support Biden than those over 65, but the opposite was true of Black voters: Biden had stronger support from older Blacks than from younger ones, with a wider margin separating them compared to their white counterparts.
It’s increasingly rare for a marriage to cross party lines. Can such couples offer us hope?
Going into the relationship, Dave and Jessica knew they had their differences. He’s Black, and she’s white. He’s a 50-year-old Gen Xer; she’s a 38-year-old Millennial. But to many people, the difference that’s most surprising isn’t any of these: It’s that he’s a Republican, and she’s a Democrat.
The Passion of Jen Jordan: How an unlikely politician became the new voice of Georgia’s Democratic party
Jen Jordan is now approached constantly by women—“it’s almost always women,” she says—telling her how much her speech meant to them and sharing their own stories of reproductive trauma: infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion. Still, although she is strongly pro-choice, Jordan says she never wanted to be known as “the abortion speech lady.”