Georgia is on Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus' mind in Cleveland

Fresh off the news that Georgia Democrats have reached parity with their GOP counterparts this year when it comes to money, it turns out the Peach State is on the mind of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

Priebus, who also defended Melania Trump over charges of plagiarism over her convention speech, told Bloomberg Politics in a story posted Tuesday that he's worried "a little bit" that Georgia could be in play.

Among his comments (emphasis is ours):

Priebus listed two states that have been traditionally safe for Republicans in presidential elections as ones he's watching closely.

"I always worry a little bit about Arizona and Georgia," he said. "I worry about growth and that's what why I'm just so focused on Hispanics and Asians."

Priebus said the party must do more to reach out to minority voters. Many of those voters have been turned off by Trump's inflammatory rhetoric.

"I think it's important that we get out and talk to Hispanic voters across the country," he said. "I don't think we can win without appealing to Hispanic, black, and Asian voters across this country."


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Kristina Torres
Kristina Torres
Kristina Torres joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2003, and currently covers state government, politics and the Legislature.