Key challenge for Georgia’s next Democratic leader: how to challenge Deal | www.myajc.com

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Key challenge for Georgia’s next Democratic leader: how to challenge Deal | www.myajc.com

The next head of the Georgia Democrats must add a more immediate challenge to the already lengthy list of fiscal and political concerns that await: how to settle an opening divide within the party over challenging Gov. Nathan Deal next year.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, arguably the party’s most powerful figure, surprised many when he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Democrats should focus on an open U.S. Senate race rather than a run against Deal, who he predicted would win re-election.

Since then, some influential Democrats have questioned whether the mayor’s personal friendship with the governor skewed his views. Party leaders say the right contender could pose a serious challenge to the governor, whose approval ratings have hovered below 50 percent in some recent polls.

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