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.
His once-surging presidential campaign all but over, Herman Cain told supporters Friday he would make an announcement Saturday about the future of his Republican White House bid. Cain, who was heading home to Atlanta to talk with his wife, didn't disclose whether he would drop out of the race for the GOP nomination after this week's allegation that he had a 13-year extramarital affair. He told supporters simply to stay tuned.
The G-O-P has been gaining ground over state Democrats for a decade. But the party that once dominated Georgia politics is looking to take back the reins. There is now a new direction for Democrats that starts with reaching voters beyond Metro Atlanta.
Middle Georgia lawmaker James “Bubber” Epps Monday became the latest Democrat to jump ship to the state Republican Party. He is the eighth to do so since the general election. Kennesaw State political scientist Kerwin Swint says these moves aren’t philosophical or ideological.