Georgia State Capitol

The Georgia State Capitol

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The Panelists:

Dr. Andra Gillespie — Professor of political science and director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University

Margaret Coker — Editor in chief, The Current

Jim Galloway — Former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The Breakdown:

1. The opening week of David Perdue’s gubernatorial campaign focused on false claims about the 2020 election.

Galloway thinks about the down-ballot effect of Perdue's candidacy.

2. Speaking of legislative matters, what role will the elections play in the upcoming General Assembly’s upcoming session?

  • In January, the legislator will have a bevy of issues to tackle including crime, rural access, and most notably the City of Buckhead movement.
  • Margaret Coker says fractions in the legislature from the 2022 election cycle could lead to short-term solutions for Georgians.

Coker talks about how Perdue's entry into the gubernatorial race could affect the legislative session in January.

3. A task force on the Smyrna City Council set to discuss the fate of Aunt Fanny's Cabin restaurant site.

  • The restaurant, made famous for its "ode to the old South," closed down in the 1990s. It will cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars to turn it into a historical monument.
  • The task force on the matter will discuss budget options in a meeting tonight. Opponents of keeping the restaurant say it's a reminder of a painful time in history.
  • Professor Andra Gillespie weighs in on how we teach that history to the next generation.   

Gillespie on the balance of preserving history.

Coming up on tomorrow's Political Rewind: Many families in Georgia rely on a federal tax credit. If an extension is not passed with the Build Back Better plan in Congress, payment will dry up this month, Georgia Public Broadcasting's Riley Bunch reports.