RELEASE: The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Announces Spotlight Candidates in Targeted Races to Build Democratic Power in Georgia 

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Building Democratic power in Georgia is essential to combat Republican extremism as these candidates run strong campaigns in a presidential battleground state 

WASHINGTON — Today, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced its Spotlight candidates to build Democratic power in Georgia. Recent statewide elections have shown that Georgia is a true battleground where more and more voters are rejecting the GOP’s brand of MAGA extremism. From extreme voter suppression and attacks on our elections to an extreme six-week abortion ban, Republican power in the Peach State poses a grave threat to fundamental freedoms. These Spotlight candidates represent the best opportunities to check the power of Republican majorities and strengthen Democratic power for the long term.

The Spotlight candidates unveiled today in Georgia are:

These candidates are some of the best opportunities to defend and build Democratic power this cycle, and victories in these races will put Georgia on a path toward a brighter future. This announcement continues the momentum of DLCC’s “Summer of the States” campaign, which launched last month to call attention to the critical window to build the infrastructure for Democrats to push past Republican efforts and boost our chances for victory in November. These strong Georgia candidates join hundreds of candidates who are mounting inspiring campaigns in every corner of the country to build Democratic power and counter MAGA control of state legislatures. 

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Heather Williams issued the following statement:

“The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is proud to announce our Spotlight candidates to build Democratic power in Georgia. State Republicans in Georgia have kept themselves locked in power with ruthless racial gerrymandering and voter suppression efforts, but the DLCC has a multi-cycle strategy to overcome GOP extremism and build power, with this slate of candidates as our next step. 

“The DLCC’s Spotlight program uplifts some of the best opportunities to build and cement Democratic power, and we’re thrilled to continue our momentum from our ‘Summer of the States’ campaign. These Georgia candidates represent the brightest opportunities to alter the balance of power in the state and work toward a legislature that is representative of Georgians.”

The DLCC is the official arm of the Democratic Party with the sole mission of building Democratic power in the states and setting the national agenda at the state level. Over the last decade, we have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.