Political Rewind: Bill Shaping Race For Loeffler Seat Stalls In State House
On Friday's Political Rewind, House Speaker David Ralston has ended speculation that the legislature could pass a bill forcing primary elections for both Georgia U.S. Senate seats this year. The proposed measure appeared to be designed to offer GOP Senate candidate Doug Collins a leg up in his battle with Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
It could have put legislators on a collision course with Gov. Brian Kemp, who favors an election that puts candidates of both parties on a special election ballot in November.
And Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is proposing an election rule that critics say would raise questions about the integrity of vote results in close races.
Jim Galloway — Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Patricia Murphy — Columnist
State Sen. Elena Parent — (D-Atlanta)
Eric Tanenblatt — Republican Strategist