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Al Gore to headline progressive conference in Atlanta in August

Get ready: An event that bills itself as the largest political convention of the year for the nation's progressives is coming to Atlanta next month.  Netroots Nation will be held at the Hyatt Regency downtown starting on Aug. 10.

The lineup includes former Vice President Al Gore, civil rights advocate Bernice King and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, the runner-up in this year's race to lead the Democratic National Committee.

Also among the speakers: Former Georgia House minority leader Stacey Abrams, one of two leading Democrats in the hunt for Georgia's open governor seat in 2018.

Insider's note: This item was ripped from the Morning Jolt, which you can find here.

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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.