Fani Willis

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis poses for a photo at her Atlanta office February 2021. The Fulton County special grand jury notified state Republicans that they may face criminal charges.

Credit: John Bazemore | AP

The panel: 

Kurt Young, @kurtbyoung, Political science professor & department chair, Clark Atlanta University

Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, Political reporter & columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution     

Rene Alegria, CEO, Mundo Hispanico


The breakdown: 

1. 14th District race continues fundraising. 

  • Incumbent Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, has raised more than $10 million dollars and spent $7.9 million in her quest to be reelected in the 14th District. 

    • Meanwhile her opponent, Marcus Flowers, has also raised $10 million, and spent more than $9 million of that, according to The Rome News-Tribune


2. Fulton County grand jury issues target letters. 

  • Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has alerted state Sen. Burt Jones that he could face criminal charges for being a false elector in the 2020 election. 

    • Jones is the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor. 

      • GOP chair David Shafer was also informed that he could face criminal charges for his role in siding with Trump to overturn the 2020 election. 


3. Gov. Brian Kemp's campaign attacks Stacey Abrams for 'defund the police' comments

  • Kemp's campaign has a new ad highlighting a CNN interview where Abrams answers the question about defunding the police. 
  • The Democratic nominee for governor, spoke to Axios Atlanta last month about raising base pay for Georgia's troopers. 

4. Inflation has a lasting impact on Georgians, political cycle.

  • According to data from FiveThirtyEight, President Joe Biden’s disapproval rating is a historically dismal 56.3%, worse than any other modern president.
  • Patricia Murphy suggests that this political cycle might have a troubling historical precedent.

5. Latino voters move towards the Republican party.

  • Rene Alegria says that both Republicans and Democrats don't understand Latino voters in their campaigning narratives.


Tuesday on Political Rewind: The team has put together a special mental health show to highlight the new 988 crisis line available nationwide. Judy Fitzgerald, the commissioner of the state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, joins the panel.