Tuesday’s election results — which gave Georgia Democrats a reason to celebrate — have created a cottage industry of analysts trying to figure out what they mean.
Some in the GOP think their party may need to back away from President Donald Trump while others say not enough has been done to embrace the commander-in-chief.
Focus is what’s needed, state Rep. Buzz Brockway says.
“Democrats are energized and united behind the single purpose of defeating Republicans and halting Trump,” said Brockway, who is running for secretary of state. “Republicans are neither united nor energized. If the GOP doesn’t get a unifying purpose, we’ll lose in 2018.”
Meanwhile, Brandon Phillips, a former Trump campaign chief in Georgia, sees a need to grow closer to the president.
“It’s what our folks want,” he said, invoking Trump’s recent conflicts with U.S. Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Jeff Flake of Arizona. “A base never rallies behind lukewarm.”
That’s an idea state Sen. Michael