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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.
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.
"I can throw out my various ideas. But I think they aren’t very well vetted out at this point, so I’d rather not.”
They’d settle for an old dog, a new dog, even a Blue Dog, but so far Georgia Democrats don’t have any dog in the fight for U.S. Senate.
Few Georgia politicians are more respected than Johnny Isakson. But he isn’t taking a third senate term for granted—even if there’s no one to seriously challenge him.
Barnes, a throwback to Georgia’s once mighty but now dismantled Democratic machine, was eager to talk about the South’s contradictions. And, as the governor who oversaw the revamp of Georgia’s state flag back in 2001—which removed the battle emblem and arguably cost him reelection in 2002—few are more uniquely qualified.
Democratic attorney Taylor Bennett and Republican ex-Mayor J. Max Davis battle over Brookhaven statehouse seat.
Georgia politics in the 1990s was like a murky twilight zone with two galaxies spinning away from each other. On one side were the remains of the old Solid Democratic South, still dominant at the beginning of the decade but best glimpsed in ghosts and caricature-like light from vanished stars. On the other side: the Solid Republican South, gathering mass and best represented by Newt Gingrich.
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