Consider it fortuitous timing.
Shortly after Republicans announced Ivanka and Tiffany Trump were headed to Georgia on Wednesday to rally wavering women, Democrats unveiled their own day of events aimed at energizing female voters.
The party scheduled a trio of events featuring House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and other Democrats during a “Georgia Women Voter Together” crusade in Decatur, Atlanta and Columbus. Among the events is a 12:30 lunch at South DeKalb Mall with Abrams.
The Trump sisters, meanwhile, will headline a 4:20 p.m. rally at Cobb County GOP headquarters and a “roundtable of working women” at a nearby State Farm branch at 5:50 p.m.
With polls showing the race between Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton is a dead heat in Georgia, the Republican’s campaign is trying to narrow a gaping gender gap that’s opened. An Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll conducted last week gives Trump a 44-42 lead in the state thanks to a hefty advantage among men.