Coming off of back-to-back-to-back landslide losses, House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams says a blue/battleground Georgia is within the grasp of Democrats. And, she says, DuBose Porter is the best individual to lead Democrats there.
On Monday, Abrams endorsed Porter in his campaign for reelection as chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Among the accomplishments of Chairman Porter, Abrams said, is that the DPG is now functional. And:
After November, the work at the DPG did not stop and the directive remains: we will move forward together. The Chairman has continued to raise funds, build partnerships and gain national support for 2016. He has revived moribund committees and appointed new energetic chairs, reignited state committee members and tackled the infrastructure challenges our Party faces head-on. Most impressively, he has carved out a positive home again for the DPG in the press. Georgia suffers no shortage of political titans, and it can be hard to be heard above the fray. But when DuBose Porter speaks, people listen. We need that command to continue moving forward.
I will say that the tides will eventually change for Democrats but right now it seems like there’s a bit of a gambler’s fallacy with state Democrats (the wheel keeps stopping on red, it’s bound to stop on blue any time now!) and they don’t seem to have much else of a strategy. I could be wrong, though.
Elections for DPG officers will take place on Saturday. The full list of candidates can be found below the fold.
VICE CHAIR OF CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS and COUNTY PARTY LIAISON— Sarah Todd
VICE CHAIR for CANDIDATE RECRUITMENT— Miguel Camacho and Ted Terry
TREASURER— Senator Lester Jackson, Akhtar Sadiq, Free Polazzo and Kip Carr
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CHAIR 11— Don Wilson and Georgette Thaler
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CHAIR 13— Mellissa Prescott Crawford and Myesha Good