Three suburban Atlanta elected officials backed U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign on Monday as she tries to build support in the hyper-competitive territory circling the city.
The trio of school board members – Everton Blair of Gwinnett, Charisse Davis of Cobb and Leonard Presberg of Fayette – said they were drawn to Warren’s promise to pour more funding into the nation’s schools and infrastructure.
She has tried to build early support in Atlanta's suburbs, which once were staunchly conservative but have quickly transformed into Democratic strongholds. At a visit last year to Gwinnett County, Warren declared "Gwinnett is the future" of the party.
Both Cobb and Gwinnett have flipped to Democrats in the last two election cycles, while Fayette is more solidly Republican territory.
One of the few 2020 hopefuls with a paid infrastructure in Georgia, Warren has hired a half-dozen staffers to be based in the state and tapped a local operative as a senior adviser to her campaign.
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