Rep. Buddy Darden

Former U.S. Rep. Buddy Darden joins today's panel.

Credit: U.S. House of Representatives

The panel: 

Adrienne Jones, @adriennemjns, professor of political science and director of pre-law, Morehouse College

Buddy Darden, former U.S. representative, 7th District

Edward Lindsey, @edlindsey14, former GOP state representative, Atlanta

Karen Owen, @ProfKarenOwen, professor of political science, University of West Georgia


The Breakdown: 

1. Gov. Brian Kemp highlights nationwide inflation and other economic woes as he links Stacey Abrams to President Biden. 


Ed Lindsey notes that while it may be difficult to win with an unpopular president in your party, it's not impossible; Kemp won under Trump in 2018.

2. Sen. Raphael Warnock takes a more critical approach to President Biden. 

Karen Owens speaks on Warnock's reelection efforts based on his Senate record, not his proximity to Joe Biden.

3. The State Ethics Commission will investigate a complaint about Stacey Abrams' 2018 campaign. 


4. In Michigan Democrats are aiding a far-right candidate. 

  • The New York Times reports a new ad for John Gibbs in his primary against U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer is the latest Democratic effort to highlight candidates they think will be easier to beat this fall.

    • The midwestern primary will be held tomorrow. 


5.  It's back-to-school time for students in metro Atlanta. 


Tuesday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Tamar Hallerman joins the panel.