ATLANTA - A group of political candidates
is making history. There are five African-American women on the ballot for state offices in November.
But the women tell Channel 2's Dave Huddleston their qualifications make them stand out.
The female candidates told Huddleston the color of their skin is less important than what they bring to the table in terms of ability.
All together there are
Robbin Shipp is running for labor commissioner.
"I am completely honored and humbled to be the
Democrat Doreen Carter is running for secretary of state.
"I hold several business degrees -- one in accounting, an MBA and a Masters in theology," Carter said.
The women say next month they will travel on a statewide bus tour to reach women
"If you want a change, the mindset of a state or a nation
Channel 2 Action News reached out to the womens' challengers, who say they welcome the women as candidates based on their ability, not their gender or ethnicity, and they welcome a healthy and vigorous campaign.