The suburbs recently won Georgia Democrats. Among them was Georgia, where voters sent two Democrats to the US Senate for the first time. Two years later, with former President Trump off the ballot – and no Democratic backlash against him – it’s an open question whether the suburbs will bring enough votes to help Democrats win again.
Over the years, Adam Pye’s vote has fluctuated between Democrat and Republican. This year, he says he’s not satisfied with either party, but he’ll probably vote Democratic on a lower ticket. It’s a kind of suburban Republican stronghold where Democrats have won recently, especially since Trump first appeared on the ballot eight years ago. Democrats hope that a sufficient number of voters also think about the abortion debate in this way.
A suburb is a place where you can change minds, where you can attract people to your politics or your candidates, says University of Georgia political science professor Charles Bullock. Republican-voting suburbs catalyzed decades of GOP dominance in Georgia, launching candidates like former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
In recent elections, Republicans have been hemorrhaging suburban voters not just in Georgia, but across the country. Through the Green City Krista Wagner drinking ice wine and watching a University of Georgia football game on the big outdoor screen. Wagner voted for Trump in 2016 and then for Biden in 2020.
Like many voters, they have both inflation and abortion on their minds. However, Wagner will vote to re-elect Kemp as governor despite his opposition to the restrictive abortion law he signed. Krista Wagner sips chilled wine while watching a University of Georgia football game in Alpharetta, Ga., in September. Wagner voted for Trump in 2016 and then for Biden in 2020, but his swing to the Democrats was not permanent that year. Krista Wagner sips ice-cold wine while watching a University of Georgia football game on Sept.
Even before recent events, some Republican voters, like Greg Minert, were hesitant about Walker. Most polls show Republican Governor Brian Kemp and Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock both leading their challengers.
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