Clinton, Trump send political and star power to stump Georgia

Big names campaign during Ga. early voting

ATLANTA -- The Trump and Clinton campaigns sent some of their top surrogates to different parts of the metro Saturday.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich delighted the crowd at the Trump Campaign's Georgia Headquarters in Sandy Springs.

"I talked to Trump this morning, he said if you carry Georgia, he'll carry Florida," Gingrich told the crowd to large cheers.

Gingrich along with Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn made campaign calls and encouraged people to make it out to the polls.

Of course, one topic of inspiration was the news that the FBI is reopening it's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.

"First of all it shows you that they did a really sloppy job, because they shouldn't have to reopen it if they had done it right," Gingrich said.

Over in Gwinnett County, Democratic Congressman Hank Johnson spoke with voters and volunteers. He believes Gwinnett is one of those counties that can help turn the state blue this election cycle.

Johnson calls the renewed investigation a last second trick.

"When it's all said and done this will amount to a hill of beans," Johnson said, "so there was no need for the director of the FBI to inject this hill of beans into the election process."

Johnson wasn't the only democratic surrogate in the metro-area. Celebrity Tyra Banks campaigned for Clinton at Morehouse and Spelman College Homecoming.

"We're really about hope and not hate and connecting, no matter what we look like or where we come from. I really believe her message when it comes to that," Banks said.

Banks came to Morehouse to speak, in part because her brother attended school there. She helped him move in but hadn't been back to campus since.

So far, more than a million people have already voted in Georgia.

(© 2017 WXIA)


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