Greg Bluestein

Political Reporter

Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He joined the newspaper in June 2012 after spending seven years with the Atlanta bureau of The Associated Press, where he covered a range of beats that included politics and legal affairs. He also contributes to the AJC's Political Insider blog. He's a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and political science and lives with his wife and two daughters in Dunwoody.

Latest from Greg Bluestein

Democrats aim for suburbs in Alabama ahead of Deep South votes
 Amanda Wilson has watched with a mix of glee and uncertainty as the imposing homes along this wealthy suburban town’s zigzagging streets has suddenly sprouted Democratic signs. “I’m a blue dot in a big red state,” said Wilson, a 64-year-old retiree. “But I don’t feel as lonely anymore.” Republican...

Posted: 2 days ago

Amanda Wilson has watched with a mix of glee and uncertainty as the imposing homes along this wealthy suburban town’s zigzagging streets has suddenly sprouted Democratic signs. “I’m a blue dot in a big red state,” said Wilson, a 64-year-old retiree. “But I don’t feel as lonely anymore.” Republican...
‘Party of Trump?’ Democrats launch ad linking Norwood to president
 Mary Norwood, candidate for mayor, gives supporters a double thumbs up on election night. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com Georgia Democrats unleashed their most aggressive attack yet on Atlanta mayoral candidate Mary Norwood with a six-figure buy for a TV and radio spot
            that asks whether the city’s next leader should be...

Posted: 2 days ago

Mary Norwood, candidate for mayor, gives supporters a double thumbs up on election night. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com Georgia Democrats unleashed their most aggressive attack yet on Atlanta mayoral candidate Mary Norwood with a six-figure buy for a TV and radio spot that asks whether the city’s next leader should be...
Georgia 2018: Abrams Israeli stance under scrutiny in gov race
 Democrat Stacey Abrams. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM A prominent Jewish developer slammed Democrat Stacey Abrams for her vote against legislation that required firms 
            bidding for state contracts to certify that they aren’t participating in an economic boycott of Israel. Steve Berman, founder of OA Development, wrote in the...

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Democrat Stacey Abrams. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM A prominent Jewish developer slammed Democrat Stacey Abrams for her vote against legislation that required firms bidding for state contracts to certify that they aren’t participating in an economic boycott of Israel. Steve Berman, founder of OA Development, wrote in the...
Roy Moore: ‘I’ve unified the Democrats and Republicans in fighting against me’
 Former Alabama chief justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks in Vestavia Hills, Ala., on Saturday. AP/Hal Yeager Birmingham, Ala. – Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore said Thursday he’s prepared for a protracted battle with his party as more claims about sexual misconduct surface,
            quipping that he&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Former Alabama chief justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks in Vestavia Hills, Ala., on Saturday. AP/Hal Yeager Birmingham, Ala. – Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore said Thursday he’s prepared for a protracted battle with his party as more claims about sexual misconduct surface, quipping that he&rsquo...
Analysis: White voters outpaced black voters in Atlanta mayors race
 Atlanta City Hall. AJC file. The numbers are still trickling out, but an early analysis of recently-released voting data by a veteran Democratic analyst found that white voters outnumbered
            black voters in last week’s Atlanta mayoral election. The analysis by Chris Huttman found that about 49 percent of the nearly 100,000...

Posted: 3 days ago

Atlanta City Hall. AJC file. The numbers are still trickling out, but an early analysis of recently-released voting data by a veteran Democratic analyst found that white voters outnumbered black voters in last week’s Atlanta mayoral election. The analysis by Chris Huttman found that about 49 percent of the nearly 100,000...
Georgia 2018: Republican businessman enters race for governor
 Republican Clay Tippins. Campaign photo. A tech executive and former Navy SEAL formally entered the race for governor, joining an already-crowded GOP contest with a pledge to make Georgia the “first 21st
            Century state.” Clay Tippins, 44, formally entered the race Wednesday to succeed a term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal...

Posted: 4 days ago

Republican Clay Tippins. Campaign photo. A tech executive and former Navy SEAL formally entered the race for governor, joining an already-crowded GOP contest with a pledge to make Georgia the “first 21st Century state.” Clay Tippins, 44, formally entered the race Wednesday to succeed a term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal...
Abrams proposes ‘bold’ scholarship to boost early child care in Georgia
 Democrat Stacey Abrams unveiled a program Wednesday that she proposed as a way to make quality child care more affordable through a new scholarship, tax credits for teachers in early childhood jobs and an initiative to expand child care options to more rural areas. Abrams said the proposals will be central to her run for governor, and she...

Posted: 4 days ago

Democrat Stacey Abrams unveiled a program Wednesday that she proposed as a way to make quality child care more affordable through a new scholarship, tax credits for teachers in early childhood jobs and an initiative to expand child care options to more rural areas. Abrams said the proposals will be central to her run for governor, and she...
Republicans race for attention early in Georgia governor race
 Republican candidates in Georgia routinely race to the party’s right flank, but the leading contenders in next year’s GOP race for governor have set a new pace as they try to outdo each other with attention-grabbing moves a year from the vote. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle opened a nasty feud with the liberal stronghold of Decatur, and...

Posted: 5 days ago

Republican candidates in Georgia routinely race to the party’s right flank, but the leading contenders in next year’s GOP race for governor have set a new pace as they try to outdo each other with attention-grabbing moves a year from the vote. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle opened a nasty feud with the liberal stronghold of Decatur, and...
Hillary Clinton says this month’s elections show ‘tide is turning’
 Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the Democratic wave in last week’s elections was a sign that the “fever is breaking and the tide is turning” after her stunning defeat by Republican Donald Trump. Clinton said Monday that the Democratic victories in statewide elections in New Jersey and Virginia, along with...

Posted: 6 days ago

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the Democratic wave in last week’s elections was a sign that the “fever is breaking and the tide is turning” after her stunning defeat by Republican Donald Trump. Clinton said Monday that the Democratic victories in statewide elections in New Jersey and Virginia, along with...
Hillary Clinton in Atlanta: ‘The fever is breaking and the tide is turning.’
 Hillary Clinton visits Octane Coffee in Atlanta in February. AJC file Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the Democratic wave in last week’s special election was a sign that the “fever is breaking and the tide is turning” after
            her stunning defeat by Republican Donald Trump. Clinton said Monday...

Posted: 6 days ago

Hillary Clinton visits Octane Coffee in Atlanta in February. AJC file Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the Democratic wave in last week’s special election was a sign that the “fever is breaking and the tide is turning” after her stunning defeat by Republican Donald Trump. Clinton said Monday...
Hillary Clinton’s book tour comes to Atlanta on Monday
 Hillary Clinton visits Octane Coffee in Atlanta in February. AJC file Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is headed to Atlanta on Monday for an hourlong conversation as part of her book tour. It’s part of a 16-city nationwide where she’s mixed self-deprecating humor with analysis of her 2016 defeat to Republican...

Posted: 6 days ago

Hillary Clinton visits Octane Coffee in Atlanta in February. AJC file Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is headed to Atlanta on Monday for an hourlong conversation as part of her book tour. It’s part of a 16-city nationwide where she’s mixed self-deprecating humor with analysis of her 2016 defeat to Republican...