Voters stand in line inside a polling location.

Poll officers help voters sign in at Mikado Baptist Church in South Bibb County as early voting continues for Georgia's runoff election.

Credit: Jason Vorshees/The Telegraph

The Political Rewind team is back as we take a look at the top stories of the day.

It’s the last week of early in-person voting for the Jan. 5 runoff election. Candidates in the Senate runoff elections are moving into the closing days of their campaigns even as more than 2 million Georgians have already cast early ballots by mail or in person.

Fundraising in the election continues to soar to new heights as campaigns approach a staggering half-billion dollars in spending before the last ballot is cast.

Also, the debate over relief for American citizens struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Last night, a recalcitrant President Donald Trump signed a massive coronavirus relief package he had threatened to veto. What does this latest move mean to Georgia's pair of Republican U.S. senators?


Hardie Davis Jr. — Mayor of Augusta

Jim Galloway — Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Patricia Murphy — Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Julianne Thompson — Political Strategist, Commentator