Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker

Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker will debate in Savannah.

Credit: Associated Press

The panel:

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

Maya King, @mayaaking, politics reporter, The New York Times

Rick Dent, vice president, Matrix Communications


The breakdown:

1. The debate over debating is over: Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock have confirmed they will debate together.

  • The two Black men vying for Georgia's Senate seat will face off in Savannah on Oct. 14. 
  • This will be the first time Walker debates an opponent since announcing his candidacy. 

2. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham introduces 15-week abortion ban proposal.

  • The move comes as Democrats have turned abortion into a rallying cry following the Supreme Court decision in June to overturn Roe v. Wade.

    • Since it was overturned, Republicans have said this issue should be left to the states. 
    • Graham himself said the issue should be left to the states in June. 
  • Herschel Walker said in an interview with Politico he supportsLindsey Graham's bill. 

LISTEN: Maya King describes what would change in Georgia if this federal abortion ban passes.

3. Staggering amount of money goes into political ads this midterm cycle.


Thursday on Political Rewind:  Stacey Abrams' campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo joins the show. Please reach out to us with your questions for her at @PoliticsGPB and on our voicemail line at 404-494-0421. 

Next week, a member from Gov. Brian Kemp's campaign is slated to join the show.