You know that state Sen. Vincent Fort remains a stalwart Bernie Sanders supporter. The Atlanta Democrat and mayoral candidate is also embracing another progressive for higher office.
He was among a handful of Georgia Democrats to meet with Minnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison during a quiet trip to Atlanta on Friday to build support for his bid for Democratic National Committee chair.
Ellison also journeyed to Dublin to meet with Democratic Party of Georgia chair DuBose Porter, where they had a lengthy discussion on the race for DNC leader and the party’s overall health.
He faces a tough fight. U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is in the race, has earned the tacit support of President Barack Obama and other party leaders. Other contenders include South Carolina Democratic Party chair,