ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Democrats have taken another step toward rebuilding the party ahead of next year's federal and state elections by hosting a fundraiser with Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter.
A few hundred donors and elected officials attended Wednesday's luncheon in downtown Atlanta. Democrats have been dealing with poor party finances and little political clout since Republicans swept every statewide office in 2010.
New party Chairman DuBose Porter says enthusiasm is at a high since Nunn, daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, and Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, announced they'll be running as Democrats next year.
Nunn will be seeking the seat held by retiring Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, while Carter has announced plans to run for governor.
Party officials say Democrats raised more than $150,000 during Wednesday's fundraiser.