Category: Democrats

Top Twenty of 2020 Democratic Primary

The road to the White House runs straight through Georgia. The chair of the Georgia Democratic Party, Senator Nikema Williams has a new mantra.  She is right. Tonight, begins a two night debate with the top twenty Democratic 2020 candidates.  Partly thanks to the national groundwork laid by Stacey Abrams’s gubernatorial campaign and her potential

Biden, Buttegieg, Booker and Beto (Oh, My!) Spending the Week in Georgia

From Wednesday to Thursday our lives will be improved as four Democratic Presidential hopefuls deign to grace us with their presence. Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Corey Booker, Mayor Pete Buttegieg and former congressman Beto O’Rourke will be in Atlanta for a series of fundraisers and Thursday’s African American Leadership Summit and IWillVote Gala. Really

Cory Booker Making Atlanta Whistle Stop Wednesday

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker wasn’t content to let Andrew Yang have all of Georgia to himself. On Wednesday, Booker will make only his second stop nationally to discuss reproductive and voting rights at Paschal’s. From a press release: Cory will make the case for a new Voting Rights Act to defend against attacks on

Biden/Abrams in 2020?

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign advisors are reportedly debating adding Stacey Abrams to the ticket…..as part of his official campaign announcement. A very speculative post from Axios’ Mike Allen says Biden’s position on Abrams couldn’t be discerned (that’s probably important to the process). But the report lays out several puzzle pieces that show why

Rep. Carolyn Hugley to Chair Voting Rights Caucus

On Monday, a group of Democrats formed the Voting Rights Caucus and elected the nascent group’s leadership. The press release announcing the caucus came from Fair Fight Action–the continuation of Stacey Abrams unsuccessful bid for governor. Fair Fight Action focuses on…well, voting rights. “This past election cycle showed us that the rights of our voters

Republicans Need To Debate Policy, Not Personality

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) is the current wunderkind in left-of-center circles it appears to me. She’s also *very* engaged with Twitter and social media. In fact, if there’s one thing Republicans need to do is to observe how she interacts online. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two to emulate. She’s an intelligent, witty,

Lucy McBath’s Election Brings Hope and Strategy to the Dems

Congratulations to Representative-elect Lucy McBath of Georgia’s 6th District.  The 6th District garnered national attention during the special election between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff.  The hotly contested battle was one of the first “test” to the Trump election.  Millions of dollars poured into the district as the massive campaign began.  Democrats around the Nation

Legislative Coup or Hurricane Relief?

Today legislators return to the Gold Dome to make decisions in a rare special legislative session.  I have reason to be concerned that the pre-announced special session was a strategic Republican back up plan in case Stacey Abrams won the election last Tuesday.  Here is why… In 2016, North Carolina Republicans used the same strategy after

#HBCULove Spelman, Tennessee State University, and Florida A & M University

Do you know what Spelman College, Tennessee State University, and Florida A & M have in common?  Each school is award winning.  Each school has graduated an esteemed cadre of graduates.  Each of these schools are a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)[i] whose alumni are pictured in this photo.  Stacey Abrams a Spelman graduate,