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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.”
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.
"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.