Today is not easy. It was not expected and it’s not what we wanted.
But we did have some success here in Georgia. We beat 3 Republican Incumbents last night and we turned Cobb and Gwinnett counties Blue. We built on the progress of 2014 and Henry County stayed blue. We stood together and defeated Amendment 1, which would have taken away control of schools from parents, teachers and local school boards. Here’s what we have to be proud of.
The Democratic Party of Georgia built New Day GA earlier this year because we believed that we could. We paired the best talent in the nation with the best talent in the state to build a sophisticated ground game.
And we got to work.
We opened offices, knocked doors, made calls and recruited volunteers. Clinton’s campaign took notice and joined our team earlier this fall.
And we became Georgia Together.
Together, we knocked on more than 125,000 doors.
Together, we called more than 1,000,000 voters.
Together, we texted nearly 100,000 young people.
Together, we mailed ballot request forms to nearly 500,000 Democratic households.
Together, we welcomed more than 2,500 volunteers into our offices and communities.
Together, we made progress.
Congratulations to Tonya Anderson, the new State Senator in the 43rd, Sam Park, the new State Representative in the 101st and to Bill McGowan, the new State Representative in the 138th. Your victories were sweet and your districts are fortunate to have your leadership.
In the end, Georgia has been in the national discussion since Day 1 and we aren’t going anywhere. Together, we will keep working and keep building. We will look forward to our next opportunity.
Thank you Georgia Democrats.