Mrs. Clinton's aides were intrigued by both Arizona and Georgia, and they surveyed voters in each state. Arizona appeared more promising, officials said, because of its combination of Mormons, Hispanics and Native Americans and because the officials found white voters in Georgia to be more resistant to Mrs. Clinton.
Clinton's Georgia boosters said the campaign has left open the prospect of more investment in Georgia in the closing chapter of the presidential race. They note that the campaign orchestrated a five-figure ad buy featuring former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland in September, and that the Democratic National Committee scheduled its national bus tour to visit Georgia for three days this week.
"We're in constant contact with the Clinton campaign, and what I can tell you is that from our talks, they are constantly reevaluating their investment from here until Election Day, as they do across the entire country," said Michael Smith, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. "They're fantastic partners and they know we're committed to delivering Georgia for Hillary."
The state party and the DNC have assembled a long list of events to keep the pressure on Trump in Georgia. Monday brought a "Millennial March" led by U.S. Rep. John Lewis while Tuesday will feature a bus tour with stops in Macon, Lawrenceville and Atlanta to encourage early voting.
The early signs are encouraging to Democrats: