AJC blog about Atlanta politics, Georgia politics, Georgia and metro Atlanta election campaigns. Because all politics is local.

Georgia congressman safe after ball field shooting in D.C. suburb

8:33 am Jun. 14, 2017

Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk and his aides are OK after a shooting at a baseball field in northern Virginia left a lawmaker and several others injured.

Loudermilk was among the legislators at the Alexandria, Va. field Wednesday morning where the congressional baseball team was practicing for their Thursday night charity game when the gunman opened fire.

“I was on the field, but I’m okay,” Loudermilk said in a statement. “This was a

Reading other people’s mail: Stacey Abrams resigns as House leader

9:06 pm Jun. 12, 2017

We may remember the wake left by the Sixth District race for Congress as the beginning of the 2018 Democratic race for governor. Late this afternoon, House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams of Atlanta announced that she would leave her leadership post in the state Capitol at the end of this month. The text:

Dear Members of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus:

Please accept this letter stating my intent to resign the post