Friday, July 11, 2014

Reed: Carter and Nunn must spend millions on minority voter outreach to win elections

Posted By on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:17 PM

“And if they haven’t invested, I would say somewhere between three to five million in their registration efforts and in their voter contact efforts, I don’t believe they are going to prevail."

Mayor Kasim Reed says that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter and U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn will need to invest heavily in voter registration efforts, particularly with minority residents in Georgia, to win their respective elections. He also thinks that push should start now, and not at the last minute like in past years. “If someone calls on me [in September to reach out to minority voters], I’m not going to be too responsive to that because I think that’s offensive and I think it’s the old way," he continues. "What needs to happen is you have to communicate with all your constituencies at the exact same time through election day.” (via GPB)

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