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Political Rewind: Will Policy Or Personality Drive Walker Run?; Bourdeaux Makes Political Gamble
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The guessing game is over — Herschel Walker filed paperwork yesterday to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022.
Polling reveals Walker’s name recognition is high in the state. The storied college football star has long been touted by former President Donald Trump as his pick for the key Senate race. But some Republicans worry about Walker’s personal baggage, and his inexperience as a first-time candidate.
Plus, how has Georgia U.S. Rep. Carolyn Boudreaux emerged from the moderates’ fight to slow President Biden’s sweeping social reform package?
Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp ordered the deployment of more than 100 National Guard medical personnel to Georgia hospitals straining to treat the crush of patients arriving with COVID-19. His action comes as the shortage of nurses in Georgia medical facilities reaches new highs.
Also: Immigrants from Afghanistan living in Georgia respond to the turmoil in the country of their birth.
Riley Bunch — Public policy reporter, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Greg Bluestein — Politics reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tia Mitchell — Washington reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Fred Smith — Professor of constitutional law, Emory University