Chairman Shepherd on NBC’s Meet the Press

Marietta Daily Journal Around Town: MEET THE PRESS: Cobb County was the subject of a national news story over the weekend on NBC’s “Meet the Press” show. The political changes unfolding in the county were used to illustrate how Georgia could be in play once again for Democrats in the 2020 election. Among those who were interviewed for the piece were Sue Robinson of Robinson’s Coins, Loren Martin, owner of the West Cobb Diner, Bobby Thomas, owner of Red Hare Brewing, Michael Owens, chair of the Cobb County Democratic Party and Jason Shepherd, chair of the Cobb GOP.

The broadcast observed that Mitt Romney won the county by 12 points in 2012, Hillary Clinton won the county by two points in 2016 and Stacey Abrams won the county by 9 points in November.

Reasons cited for the shift included transplants moving from outside the state, the explosive growth of Kennesaw State University and the county becoming more racially and ethnically diverse.

Link to the Meet the Press story and video below.