Day Two of the Democratic Convention settled into a more unified mood for Democrats as progressive themes dominated the event. The day also continued to bring a bright spotlight to Georgia and many of our political stars.
Mayor Reed goes prime time
Mayor Kasim Reed will enjoy prime time exposure on the biggest day of the convention, leading into Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech. Mayor Reed speaks after 8 p.m. on Thursday. 11Alive reports that Mayor Reed will focus on diversity over division.
Jason Carter talks battleground Georgia
From the DNC stage, Jason Carter sent “greetings from the battleground state of Georgia.” He also talked with MSNBC about his grandfather’s health, the battle for the blue collar voter and Bill Clinton, the last Democratic president to carry Georgia.
President Carter tackles Trump
President Jimmy Carter didn’t hold back in his criticism of Donald Trump last night. In a video appearance, President Carter called the GOP candidate someone who “seems to reject the most important moral and ethical principles on which our nation was founded.”
Georgia casts majority of votes for Hillary
Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominee of a major party for president on Tuesday. Georgia’s delegation cast the majority of their votes for Clinton, stating that Georgia “is a beacon of progress and hope, and that serves as a celebration of the diversity that has cemented Georgia as the next battle ground state in the United States.” Rep. John Lewis (D-Atlanta) cast the votes.
Podcast: Newt and the RNC
While you watch the events in Philadelphia unfold, take a listen to this week’s podcast as we discuss the recent Republican National Convention and how Georgia’s own Newt Gingrich is influencing the election this year.
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