One of the hottest races on the July 31st Republican Primary ballot is a re-match between Rep. Doug McKillip of Athens and attorney Regina Quick. McKillip’s controversial abortion bill is becoming a campaign flashpoint.
Now that the legislative session is over, lawmakers can turn their attention to the campaign trail—from raising money to raising awareness about issues that matter to their constituents. After an emotional last week of intense lobbying, deal brokering and compromising at the Capitol, Georgia lawmakers are looking ahead to November.
Georgia’s Congressional delegation appears divided on whether to vote for the debt resolution plan being re-worked in the U.S. House. Of note among Georgia’s 5 Democratic congressmen, Hank Johnson and David Scott are ‘NO’ or leaning ‘NO’. The others are reviewing changes being made, or did not return messages by air time.
The G-O-P has been gaining ground over state Democrats for a decade. But the party that once dominated Georgia politics is looking to take back the reins. There is now a new direction for Democrats that starts with reaching voters beyond Metro Atlanta.
The general election battle for the Georgia governor's office is set: Roy Barnes vs. Nathan Deal. GPB's Edgar Treiguts talks with Tom Crawford, editor of the Georgia Report, for his early analysis of the race ahead of November.