Political Rewind From UGA: Countdown to Kemp's Senate Announcement
Today on Political Rewind, we are live from the studios of WUGA in Athens. We will discuss the impending announcement from Gov. Brian Kemp about his decision regarding Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat. At the moment, Atlanta business executive Kelly Loeffler seems likely to be the pick, despite pressure from President Donald Trump to tap a fierce ally from Georgia, Rep. Doug Collins.
How will Georgia conservatives react to this perceived rebuke of the president? Will Collins, if he is not tapped for the seat, plan on contesting it in 2020?
We also hear Sen. Isakson's farewell address from the U.S. Senate floor.
Also, our panel will explore how Gov. Kemp’s decision fits into GOP strategy in the face of Georgia’s emerging demographic trends.
Dr. Charles Bullock – UGA’s Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science
Dr. Audrey Haynes – UGA Professor of Political Science