The national Republican Party chairman is looking to Georgia to help expand the party's reach among African-Americans. Reince Priebus met Thursday afternoon in downtown Atlanta with about two dozen African-American business and civic leaders. Many of them are already active Republicans.
Republican lawmakers drew redistricting maps this summer that solidify their majority in the state legislature. But Georgia’s changing demographics won’t guarantee that majority forever. If Republicans want to stay in power, they’ll have to woo Blacks, Asians and Latinos. Those are groups that haven’t voted in large numbers for the state’s GOP.