Party member Tom Light waits for his guest in the front lobby of the Cobb County GOP Headquarters, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Marietta, Georgia. The rest of the party members are waiting to get seated for breakfast as well as a presentation by each individual candidate running for office in Cobb County and around the state. The GOP Headquarters offers an equal playing field for each member running for office a chance to have their voices heard. (Jem Capstone/ James White).
A portrait of the first black elected officials to serve in the U.S. Congress fixed between the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence in the front lobby of the Cobb County GOP in Marietta, Georgia, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. This portrait is symbolic of the long and tumultuous history of the Republican Party. (Jem Capstone/ James White).
Maps of Cobb County which shows the various voting districts and precincts which are used to coordinate campaign strategies along the hallway of the GOP Headquarters in Marietta, Georgia. The signs posted here represent opponents who are running against each other in the state congress. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (Jem Capstone/James White).
Party supporters and candidates are lining up for breakfast and being served by volunteers Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. While people are eating they exchange pleasantries and well wishes with one another at the Cobb County GOP Headquarters in Marietta, Georgia. (Jem Capstone /James White).
A who’s who of Cobb County’s Republicans are exchanging pleasantries before they say prayer and eat breakfast. This picture shows how politics work on the local level and the network of people who make up Cobb County’s local Republican Party. These events are essential for name recognition for challengers and incumbents. GOP Headquarters in Marietta, Georgia Feb. 6, 2016. (Jem Capstone/James White).
Rose Wing, the President of the Cobb County Republican Party gives the opening address in which she recognizes her officers and candidates who are current officials as well as those running for office. The current Chairman of Cobb County Tim Lee is pictured in the tan sweater enjoying his breakfast in Marietta, Georgia on Feb. 6, 2016. (Jem Capstone/James White).
U.S. Representative Barry Loudermilk standing at the podium giving his re-election pitch for the 11th district on Feb. 6, 2016 at the GOP breakfast in the Cobb County Republican Party in Marietta, Ga. His daughter Laura is waiting to address the audience. (Jem Capstone/ James White).