Georgia’s state Democratic Party appears to be in turmoil. The party’s chairman has announced he’s quitting. Mike Berlon was reprimanded by the State Bar amid other legal problems. The leadership upheaval comes as Democrats hope to capitalize on demographic changes in Georgia.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he believes a change in leadership of the state Democratic Party is needed because of distractions involving the state chairman. Reed, one of Georgia's highest-profile Democrats, said Wednesday the focus needs to be on building a successful campaign for the 2014 U.S. Senate race.