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Credit: Sam Bermas-Dawes, GPB News

The panel:

Donna Lowry — Host, GPB’s Lawmakers

Leroy Chapman — Managing editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Stephen Fowler — Political reporter, GPB News


The breakdown: 

1. Gov. Brian Kemp to sign various education bills into law today. 

  • The legislation is the result of a GOP-led effort to limit how teachers can talk about so-called "divisive topics," like history, race and gender identity.


2. Kemp and former Sen. David Perdue take the debate stage again tonight in Savannah.

  • The debate will be televised live on stations owned by Gray Television, including WTOC in Savannah, WRDW in Augusta, WGCL in Atlanta, WTVM in Columbus and WALB in Albany. 

    • The debate will be livestreamed on those stations' websites.
  •  The Rivian manufacturing factory deal may be a sticking point in tonight's debate.
    • Perdue has been critical of the state's business with the electric vehicle manufacturer.

GPB's Donna Lowry said Gov. Brian Kemp might try to strike a more statesmanlike posture at tonight's debate against challenger David Perdue.

3. A new ad attaches Perdue to Herschel Walker.

  • The poll also showed Kemp may avoid a runoff against former Sen. David Perdue in the gubernatorial primary. 

    • Kemp is leading Perdue with 53% of the vote in the Republican primary election. 

A new ad from the Make America Great Again PAC features both Herschel Walker and David Perdue.

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