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Political Rewind: Lawsuit challenges Greene's reelection; DA Willis holds off; Rivian updates
Michael Thurmond — DeKalb County CEO
Sam Olens — Former attorney general of Georgia
Tamar Hallerman — Senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. Atlanta-area federal judge allows case that would remove U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the ballot to move forward.
- The New York Times reports that the lawsuit cites Greene's role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
- The case is based on a part of the U.S. Constitution disallowing members of the Confederacy to run for reelection after the Civil War.
- The lawsuit would have to move quickly, as we are only a few weeks away from early voting in the primary.
- Democratic challenger Marcus Flowers outraised U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in Georgia’s 14th District.
2. Fani Willis said she plans to wait until after the primary before presenting information to a grand jury about whether Former President Donald Trump interfered in the 2020 elections.
- The Fulton County district attorney told Tamar Hallerman that the selection of a special grand jury will begin May 2.
- She added that testimony from witnesses won't come until June.
3. Fundraising for the 2022 midterm elections reach staggering heights.
- GOP Senate front-runner Herschel Walker said his campaign committees amassed $5.5 million.
- Incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock raised more than double that amount in the first three months on the year, bringing in $13.6 million.
- Fundraising totals loom as Kemp and Perdue are scheduled to take the stage on Atlanta’s WSB-TV on April 24.
4. Rivian holds the first of a series of community meetings.
- Residents of Morgan and Walton Counties offered input about the Rivian plant.
- The state created four Rivian Planning Committees to get input after the backlash following the announcement of the plant.
- The California-based car manufacturer promises to create 7,500 jobs.
Wednesday on Political Rewind:
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Greg Bluestein joins our panel.