Voters head to the polls last Fall, but will the status quo remain for the midterms?

Voters head to the polls last Fall, but will the status quo remain for the midterms?

Credit: Riley Bunch

The panel:

Kurt Young — Chairman, Political science department, Clark-Atlanta University

Melita Easters — Founder and executive director, Georgia WIN List

Tamar Hallerman — Senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown:

1. Internal polling shows Gov. Brian Kemp winning the GOP nomination without a runoff. 

  • The poll is from pro-Kemp group Hardworking Georgians.

    • Kemp leads Perdue 49% to 33%.
    • About 12% of those polled were undecided.


2. Ethics experts say Herschel Walker’s U.S. Senate financial disclosure bears further scrutiny.

  • GPB News' Stephen Fowler reports that Walker list his personal net worth as between $29 million and $65 million.

    • Walker failed to disclose any sources that paid Walker more than $5,000 in 2020 and 2021.


3.  Walker also makes headlines for not showing up to the first major debate for the Republican U.S. Senate race.

  • The debate was held by Republican groups in the 9th Congressional District last week. Walker was a no-show. 

    • He leads in the GOP primary by about 60%.
  • Walker's opponents highlighted his absence. 

GOP candidate Gary Black addresses Herschel Walker's absence from the GOP debate.


4.  What will it take to get more women to run for office in Georgia?

  • Melita Easters weighs in on getting more women on the campaign trail. 

Melita Easters speaks on getting more women into political races.


5. Judge questions Stacey Abrams' fundraising lawsuit. 

  • Abrams is suing for access to a new kind of fundraising vehicle that would allow her and other top candidates to raise unlimited sums of money for her bid for Georgia governor.

    • She argued that without opponents in the primary, she is the nominee for the Democratic Party. 


Tomorrow on Political Rewind:

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Greg Bluestein joins the panel.