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Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., left, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, in 2009. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Georgia’s D.C. Democrats divided on strategy as Donald Trump era begins

7:00 am Jan. 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — Still reckoning with a crushing election loss that relegated them to at least two more years in the minority on Capitol Hill, Georgia’s four Democrats are divided on how the party should handle President-elect Donald Trump going forward.

With mere days until the New York businessman takes the oath of office, some Georgia Democrats say they’re open to working with him and congressional Republicans on select issues such as

From left, Georgia Democratic Congressmen David Scott, John Lewis and Hank Johnson in 2012.

Which Georgia Democrats are boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration?

1:01 pm Jan. 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Lewis appears to be the only Georgia Democrat who is planning to skip President-elect Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration at the moment.

The Atlanta Democrat told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that it will be the first presidential swearing-in he’ll miss in his 30 years as a member of Congress.

“You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong, is not right,” he said. 

When reached in recent days,

Hillary Clinton hugs Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in February 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Dem super PAC head: ‘Some listening’ needed in Ga. before investing

2:30 pm Dec. 21, 2016

The head of the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC that’s positioning itself at the center of the Donald Trump opposition efforts suggested big-money Democratic groups such as his are taking a wait-and-see approach before making any big investments in Georgia.

Here’s what Guy Cecil, head of Priorities USA, said on Twitter when asked about the millions of dollars some Democrats such as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed say is needed to flip Georgia blue:


Georgia GOP vice chairman Michael McNeely outside the state Capitol shortly after Donald Trump’s election as president in November. McNeely is one of 16 GOP electors. Branden Camp/Special

Before Donald Trump, Georgia dallied with idea of a popular-vote president

9:00 am Dec. 10, 2016

A week before Christmas, a group of Republican men and women of proven loyalty will gather in the state Capitol to cast the only Georgia votes in the 2016 presidential contest that constitutionally matter.

Back in August, one prospective member of the state’s Electoral College had balked at the prospect of voting for a President Donald Trump. But he was quickly replaced.

So the New York businessman will get all