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Tue Jul 31, 2018, 03:52 PM

Georgia candidates start new round of campaigning with talk of jobs, values

After both parties (mostly) picked their candidate teams this week, Democrats were quick to make a pitch as the party of jobs in a business-friendly Georgia. And Republicans talked about jobs too, but the GOP kicked off its unified campaigning with a rally heavy on conservative values.


Abrams stopped by an Atlanta bakery and cafe on Friday on a three-day “jobs tour” with stops in Savannah and Macon.

At a press conference outside Bread & Butterfly, Abrams laid out some small-business planks in her platform, including the promise of a fund worth $10 million annually for small-business financing.

She said Georgia has made good progress, but that progress hasn’t reached all communities. Part of her answer to that? Make sure small businesses all over the state can get access to capital and that Georgia’s full of ready-to-hire folks who have skills from baking to ironworking to film production.

Read more: https://saportareport.com/georgia-candidates-start-new-round-of-campaigning-with-talk-of-jobs-values/

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks with supporters after an Atlanta press conference on Friday. Credit: Maggie Lee

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