|GEORGIA||13 Electoral Votes|
Office: 3116 Maple Drive, Atlanta
Victory 2000 Exec. Dir.: Spence Pryor
Georgia Republican Party
State Director: Jan Bryson
...took leave from senior management position at the Atlanta construction firm Thacker Operating Companies; has worked on many campaigns in the state.
Office: 1100 Spring St. Suite 300, Atlanta
Coordinated Campaign Director: John Kirincich
Democratic Party of Georgia
Travel (Aug. 1-Nov. 7)
GWB: 0 visit
DC: 1 visit
Travel (Aug. 1-Nov. 7)
AG: 2 visits
JL: 1 visit
|Sept. 8 -- 1. AG DNC lunch at private residence in Atlanta ($). 2. AG DNC dinner, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta ($).|
|Aug. 30 -- DC speaks on military readiness to the Southern Center for International Studies, DoubleTree Hotel in Atlanta. 2. DC speaks at Georgia Victory 2000 evening reception in (Buckhead) Atlanta ($).|
|Aug. 10 -- AG and JL rally with Southern governors, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta.|
|A Sampling of More Campaign Activity||A Sampling of More Campaign Activity|
|Oct. 23 -- Judge Griffin Bell, U.S. Attorney General under President Carter, Judge Tom Marshall, former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, and David Gambrell, U.S. Senator from Georgia in 1971-72 and former chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, along with other Democrats announce their support for Bush at a news conference at Bush/Cheney headquarters in Atlanta (Americans for Bush coalition).||Oct. 28 and Nov.
4 -- GOTV motorcades, organized with help from black clergy, drive around
Oct. -- Karenna Gore Schiff speaks to the Association of Flight Attendants at Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta.
Sept. 26 -- Matt Lieberman appears at Manual's, a pub near Emory University, to watch Gore on the MTV forum.
Aug. 30 -- Tipper Gore addresses supporters and undecided voters at Johnson Square in Savannah; addresses supporters and undecided voters at Columbus State University in Columbus.
|Some Newspaper Endorsements||Some Newspaper Endorsements|
Augusta Chronicle --11/5/00
Savannah Morning News --10/25/00
|Atlanta Constitution --10/20/00|
|Miscellaneous Notes||Miscellaneous Notes|
|More than one-third of the
Georgia vote (over 900,000 votes) came from the Atlanta area, comprising
the four most populous counties: Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb (northwest) and Gwinnett
(northeast). Fulton and DeKalb were strong for Gore while Cobb and
Gwinnett went for Bush:
Nader did not visit Georgia during the fall campaign (his one visit came
on April 17). Georgia Green Party activists fell short in their efforts
to qualify Nader for the ballot; by the mid-July deadline they had collected
about 10-12,000 signatures, compared to the more than 38,000 required.
Nonetheless, Greens waged an "aggressive" write in campaign, setting a
goal of obtaining 40,000 write-in votes, which would qualify the party
for the ballot in 2002. A major focus was educating Georgians on
how to cast a write-in vote.
Nader Contact: Hugh Esco
Buchanan. Pat Buchanan visited Atlanta on Oct. 20; a highlight was his appearance on the Neil Boortz show. Shortly before Buchanan's visit, the Georgia Reform Party endorsed Nader.
Harry Browne visited Georgia on Oct. 21. Supporters greeted
him at Hartsfield International Airport and drove in a caravan to Macon
where he held a reception and gave a speech at the Centreplex. Browne
also held his election night gala at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Party of Georgia
Chairman: Michael Cartwright
1874 Piedmont Rd., Suite 590-E, Atlanta
Chairman: Rev. Zack Lyde of Glynn County
Chairman: Anne Merkl of Newnan
|Georgia Freedom Party
(created by Buchanan supporters in March 2000)
Chairman: Clay Dalton of Waleska
|Constitution Party of
Chairman: Ricardo Davis
Copyright 2000, 2001
Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.