That’s a message sure to be celebrated by Democrats who will be depending on a strong turn-out by African-Americans, who made up 60% of primary voters in 2018, in the 2020 election season.
Here’s irony for you: Since he bought 330 acres at Fort McPherson in 2015, Perry said he has built 12 massive sound stages for other Hollywood studios to rent.
Most importantly, there's a replica of the White House for his upcoming presidential television series, "The Oval."
Also remember that the debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will have an all-female brace of moderators. Georgia’s new anti-abortion “heartbeat” law, put on hold by a federal judge, has been a sensitive issue for Georgia’s budding movie and TV industry -- with boycotts postponed while the new measure is litigated.
We’re hearing that the Democratic National Committee had wanted the debate to be held in Sandy Springs, at the city’s new entertainment complex -- to bolster U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Marietta. An announcement had been scheduled for Monday.
But protests from Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, we’re told, had forced a reconsideration of the Fort McPherson property. We’ve reached out to the Bottoms administration, but have yet to hear back.
More details to come.