Georgia is a historically Republican state, but this year's election is calling its loyalty to the party into question, two state lawmakers said Thursday.
Although Hillary Clinton has not visited the so-called battleground state since February, Democratic state Rep. Stacey Abrams said that hefty contributions from both the candidate and Democratic super PACs have kept the battle for the state contentious.
Abrams, the Georgia General Assembly House minority leader, said that the Clinton campaign's fieldwork is also contributing to the larger effort to raise both Democratic support and general enthusiasm for this election.
"Democrats in Georgia are excited about the opportunity and we're working hard," Abrams told CNBC's "Squawk Box."
Abrams said as rigorous groundwork and competitive state House and Senate races continue in the state, one key factor to the possible gain for Democrats in Georgia has been the divisive rhetoric in this presidential race.
"Donald Trump has spent the entire campaign disparaging every major constituency in Georgia," she said. "Hillary Clinton, by contrast, has spent her entire life serving the people of Georgia."
The state representative added that all of these factors, combined with the Clinton campaign's presence in Georgia, "signals that Georgia really is in play and that we have an opportunity to win."