Kemp, Abrams, Walker, and Warnock
Credit: The 2022 midterm election promises to be expensive, with almost $300 million spent in ad sales between the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate race.

The panel:

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

Greg Bluestein, @bluestein, political reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Charles Bullock, professor of political science, University of Georgia

Rick Dent, VP, Matrix Communications


The breakdown:

1. Gov. Brian Kemp, Stacey Abrams, Sen. Raphael Warnock, and Herschel Walker spend $300 million in the race for governor and senate race. 


2. New ad focuses on Walker's domestic violence issues with an ex-wife. 

  • This new ad from a pro-Warnock super PAC began running this morning.
  • The narrator starts by saying, "Herschel Walker has repeatedly threatened to kill his ex-wife. He held a razor to her throat and threatened to kill her."
  • The Walker campaign says these words from his wife come from a joint interview where they both talked about this mental health. 
  • According to Emerson College, Walker leads the incumbent Warnock by two points.


3. Abrams' campaign comes out with positive ads on tax issues and her plans to spend the surplus. 


4. Attack ad from campaign focuses on inflation.  

  • Pro-Walker PAC releases ad blaming Warnock for inflation.

  • Joe Biden has a 42% approval rating in Georgia and a 57% disapproval rating.


5. Abrams' campaign focusing on rural GA.

  • Abrams stumped for votes in Camilla, GA. 

    • She visited all of Georgia’s 159 counties in her 2018 bid for governor as well. 

    LISTEN: Adrienne Jones says Stacey Abrams has stayed in touch with voters other politicians only reach around election time.

    6. A look at the down-ballot races in Georgia.

    • For attorney general, incumbent Chris Carr faces Democratic challenger Jen Jordan.

      • Both candidates have made abortion a cornerstone issues of their campaign.

        • Jordan says if elected she would not spend state resources prosecuting women who violate the six-week abortion ban.
        • Carr says those actions would not fulfill the office.
    • Charlie Bailey is up against Burt Jones for lieutenant governor. 
      • Jones is currently under investigation for his role as an alleged fake elector in the 2020 election. Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis was disqualified from the investigation after she held a fundraiser for Bailey before his Democratic nomination.

    Thursday on Political Rewind: A special look at critical race theory in the legislature and how it affects our schools.