Clinton Increases Staff in Georgia

Move comes as Democratic nominee takes a slight edge in red state

Democrats Hillary Clinton and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine are making the presidential race in Georgia a contentious one. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Democrats Hillary Clinton and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine are making the presidential race in Georgia a contentious one. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted August 15, 2016 at 8:17am

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is increasing its staff in Georgia as the Democratic presidential nominee gains ground in the state.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tracey Lewis, a Clinton campaign deputy, will lead grass-roots efforts in the state. 

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A recent AJC poll showed Clinton with a slight lead over Republican nominee Donald Trump in Georgia. Clinton’s husband Bill was the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the Peach State, in 1992.

The Trump campaign dismissed the effort from the Clinton campaign, saying the staff increases are “the only jobs Hillary will be creating in Georgia.”