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Democrats try to pair rising minority tide with swing white voters

Georgia's rising minority populations improve Democrats' chances to break the Republican grip on statewide offices this year, but independent-minded white voters remain the key target for the next 100 days until the November election.

The campaigns of Jason Carter for governor and Michelle Nunn for the Senate aim to push black voters to 30 percent of the electorate, while winning close to 30 percent of white voters — well more than Democrats have managed statewide of late. Republicans are putting more money into organizing while contending that Georgia still is fundamentally a red state.

Interactive: Georgia voter statistics: http://www.myajc.com/news/georgia-voters-statistics/

Read more:  http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/democrats-try-to-pair-rising-minority-tide-with-sw/ngngn/

 

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