Georgia on My Mind. For the 2014 midterm elections, the Democrats spent $60 million on a grassroots focused effort called the “Bannock Street Project.”
The Bannock Street strategy focused on ten states with push on voter registration with the goal of getting midterm election turnout results to match what presidential election turnout is. One thing to look for Tuesday: If the Bannock strategy works, Georgia is the place to find evidence of success along with Louisiana and North Carolina.
But Georgia is the biggest key. In 2014, Georgia features a close race for Governor and Senator and features five Black women on the ballot running for statewide office. If there is a chance that Georgia can go from red to blue, November 4, may be the day.
If none of the Democrats running statewide win on election day, we really are left to wonder when in the future Georgia will finally make the progressive turn many have been predicting for years.