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Many Democrats, Few Republicans Turn Out For Decatur Rallies

The Women for Obama rally numerically dominated the Republican rally on Saturday morning in the Decatur Square.

Democrats heavily outnumbered Republicans Saturday morning when political rallies went head-to-head in Decatur.

An estimated 250 energetic supporters of President Obama took over the Decatur Court Square for several hours, starting about 10 a.m.

Congressman Hank Johnson and other officials spoke from the community bandstand through a PA sysem, musicians performed on the Marta Plaza and tables were set up to register voters and sell Obama T-shirts. A phone bank operated out of the old DeKalb Courthouse, which the Democrats rented for the day.

About 15 Mitt Romney fans arrived for what had been advertised as a "counter rally." They found a quiet spot near the DeKalb Judicial Center, heard a few words from congressional candidate Gary Vaughn, said a prayer and went to breakfast at Chick-fil-A.

The groups seemed to get along fine. The Republicans couldn't get a permit from the city for their rally because the Democrats had already gotten one; the city doesn't permit two events at the same time. The GOP decided to go ahead and rally anyway.

Chris Billingsley October 06, 2012 at 08:14 PM
I was at the Romney rally. No problems between Dems and Reps. Both groups were civil. Maybe we should do this more often.
Rusty Boersma October 06, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Too bad Republicans in Congress are traitors and refuse to work with the Democrats, Chris.
jeffrey Meeks October 07, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Typical Rusty.People like you are the main problem in this county.Seems, you can't live with other people that don't support your radical views. See, Burrell Ellis-We are One Dekalb shows his true loyalty.Will CEO Ellis attend a Republican rally-NO.He, only supports Democrat Dekalb. Also, See Hank Johnson wonder if he made any anti-Catholic or rich white remarks/See, he can find his way to Decatur which is not even in his House District but can not find his way to SRCA's Forum which is in the middle of is District. Anyway, while the radical Dems partied in Decatur and called their own Republicans fanned out in 2 House Districts to win them in middle & North Dekalb.
Steve October 07, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Until the next election, a good part of Decatur is in Hank's district.
David White October 07, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Romney is going to win Georgia. Period. No point in turning out to bake a cake that is already done.

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