The panel

  • Cody Hall, @CodyHallGA, director of communications, Kemp for Governor
  • Greg Bluestein, @bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown

1. New polling from the AJC shows Gov. Brian Kemp with an eight-point lead over Stacey Abrams. 

LISTEN: Cody Hall speaks to campaigning with former President Donald Trump, who has often attacked Kemp.

2. Democrats have run on preventing further abortion restrictions. Will Kemp seek further abortion restrictions?

  • According to Hall, Kemp won't seek further restrictions past the six-week heartbeat bill. But legislators may still propose new legislation.
  • According to an AJC poll, abortion isn't a top issue for many Georgians, but nearly half say they'd support a candidate who is pro-choice.

LISTEN: Cody Hall explains why introducing new abortion legislation will not be a top priority if Kemp is reelected.

3. Herschel Walker's Senate campaign doesn't enjoy the same support in polls that Kemp receives. Kemp says he stands by Walker regardless.

  • Polls show Walker trailing Sen. Raphael Warnock more consistently than Abrams trails Kemp. Walker's candidacy has been plagued by controversy, but Kemp's has remained largely untouched.

LISTEN: Cody Hall on campaigning down the ticket.


*Please note that Abrams campaign director Lauren Groh-Wargo appeared on our show last week in the interest of equal time. You can find that show here.

 Thursday on Political Rewind: GPB's Riley Bunch joins the panel.