Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker and Pete Buttigieg. AP images

Beto, Booker & Buttigieg: Prez hopefuls headed to Atlanta 

Three Democratic presidential candidates will headline a fundraising event in Atlanta next month with a fourth potential White House hopeful.

Beto O’Rourke, Cory Booker and Pete Buttigieg will appear at the African American Leadership Summit and IWillVote Gala on June 6 with Stacey Abrams, according to an invitation obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Others set to attend the event are U.S. Reps. Hank Johnson, John Lewis and Lucy McBath; the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson; Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Democratic Party of Georgia chair Nikema Williams. 

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The joint event is part of a national Democratic effort to raise cash and lay the groundwork for the 2020 campaign. It’s the latest in a parade of presidential stops from candidates hoping to transform Georgia into a 2020 battleground state. 

It will be the first campaign stop in Georgia from O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, and Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind. Booker, a U.S. senator from New Jersey, visited in April to highlight his pledge for a sweeping voting rights overhaul. 

They will share the stage with Abrams, the runner-up in last year’s race for Georgia governor. She recently announced she would not challenge U.S. Sen. David Perdue, a first-term Republican, but has not ruled out a presidential bid of her own. 

An invite obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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