Georgia House Democrat Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Decatur) will campaign with Floyd Griffin, the democratic candidate for Georgia House District 145, representing all of Baldwin and part of Putnam counties on Saturday.
The visit is part of a “day of action” dubbed #OverjoyedForFloyd, in which dozens of volunteers, led by Abrams and Griffin, will make telephone and in-person calls to voters in the 145th district.
The event caps Georgia College’s Constitution Week, where Griffin attended several events, including Times Talk on Wednesday on Georgia's “Campus Carry” gun legislation, and a lively debate on redistricting Thursday night between former Senator Jason Carter and chief legal advisor to Gov. Sonny Perdue, Josh Belinfante.
Both Griffin and Abrams hope these events will educate voters on this year’s issues, and persuade them that Griffin is better prepared to represent Middle Georgians.
“Politics isn’t a sport,” said Griffin’s field organizer, khalid kamau. “You can’t just root for the guy who plays for ‘your team’ no matter how inexperienced he is. Our livelihoods and hospitals are at stake. Experience matters.”
A helicopter pilot in Vietnam, and a former state Senator, Griffin is the only candidate remaining in the 145th district race with a record of military service and experience in state government. This hotly contested election has gained national media attention as a bellwether for the state, now seen as up for grabs in the U.S. presidential election.