With the May 20 primary election less than three weeks away, recent campaign robocalls are stirring anger among some voters in Lawrenceville.
Renita Hamilton is running as a Democrat for House District 105 and was made aware of the calls made mid-April polling recipients if they would vote for an Asian businessman or an African-American "swim mom". The call went on to ask the person's race.
She tells WSB's Sandra Parrish many of her supporters were offended not only that the race of the candidates was included in the calls, but that it appeared to belittle her own role as a mother.
"When they're calling me and they're saying 'as a mother, Renita, this is offensive to me', then it's my job to figure out how do we solve this issue with the mudslinging," she tells WSB's Sandra Parrish.
Members of Black Women for Obama gathered at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville Wednesday show their support for Hamilton and condemn the calls which they blame on Republicans.
"This is 2014; we really have a lot more important things going on in this state than what race either of these candidates are," says Patricia Smith.
Hamilton's primary opponent Tim Hur, confirms he had nothing to do with the calls and also believes it was the work of a Republican polling company.
"I'm saddened that this poll has put a wedge between our community," he says.