Democrats Counting on Bill Clinton to Bring Out Base in Southern States

Former President Bill Clinton appeared with Georgia Democratic Senate nominee Michelle Nunn on Friday, calling a vote for the former Senator’s daughter a “progress vote” while saying a vote for her opponent, Republican nominee David Perdue, is a “protest vote.”

“They’re saying, this is your last chance to vote against the guy,” said Clinton, who previously made a stop in North Carolina for Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC). “We’ve seen this movie a thousand times before—those of us who are above a certain age.”

Democrats believe Clinton brings the best of both worlds to southern states like North Carolina and Georgia, claiming he will not “alienate white voters” while bringing out black voters. But Republicans aren’t impressed by the former president’s pit stops in conservative-leaning states.

One GOP insider argues that Clinton was brought to Georgia to energize strictly “Clinton Democrats and African Americans.” If he was brought to Georgia to energize the white working class, he would not have given his speech in Atlanta at a civil rights-centric diner with former D.C. mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry, the insider said.

via Democrats Counting on Bill Clinton to Bring Out Base in Southern States.

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