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Tamar Hallerman

Eyeing November, Georgia Democrats look to unify Clinton, Sanders backers

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Hillary Clinton at a rally Monday in Lynwood, Calif. (AP Photo)

Hillary Clinton at a rally Monday in Lynwood, Calif. (AP Photo)

Much ink has been spent documenting the GOP’s struggle to rally around Donald Trump as the party’s presumptive nominee for president. But it’s also not necessarily a cake walk for the Democrats when it comes to uniting behind Hillary Clinton.

Clinton took Georgia’s Democratic primary by nearly three-quarters of the vote in March. But winning over Bernie Sanders’ devoted and mostly younger, white and more liberal supporters will be essential for the party to have any shot at turning Georgia blue in November.

The stakes are large for Georgia Democratic officials in the fall and beyond. They need to harness the enthusiasm that drew young voters to Sanders to grow the party — and have a shot at winning back statewide positions. And every Georgia Democrat seems to hold a different opinion about what the task of unifying will take.