The AJC gives us an update on State Reps. Ellis Black and Amy Carter:
State Rep. Ellis Black, D-Valdosta, said Friday morning he remains in the House Democratic Caucus. But when asked about a possible switch to the majority Republican caucus, he said: “I have had discussions with some of the folks about doing something a number of times over the years. We have had some discussions here recently. But at this point and time, we are still just having discussions.”
He said Republican House Speaker David Ralston has been part of those discussions. Asked if a decision was imminent, Black said: “You never know about how the pace of negotiations will go.” But he said nothing would happen before the beginning of next week.
Black also indicated he and Rep. Amy Carter, D-Valdosta, are in the same situation.
“We have done things in the past as a team,” he said. “We are going to handle this as a team.”
Carter did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Asked about Black and Carter, a spokesman for the Republican speaker said there was nothing to report, at least not yet.
The House Republican Caucus remains at 111 members.