In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga.

Former President Jimmy Carter will celebrate his 98th birthday over the weekend. Credit: File

Credit: AP Photo/John Amis, File

The panel

Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Margaret Coker, @mideastmargaret, editor-in-chief, The Current
Matt Brown, @mrbrownsir, democracy reporter, The Washington Post
Karen Owen, @ProfKarenOwen, professor of political science, University of West Georgia

The breakdown

1. Hurricane Ian seems to have nearly missed Georgia. But it brought a pause to partisan politics.

Matt Brown on DeSantis' history as Florida's governor.

2. The ad war wages on in the Abrams-Kemp contest.

  • New anti-Abrams ads continue to paint her as an extremist who takes out-of-state money to reshape Georgia. A recent pro-Abrams ad focuses on her economic policy.
  • Recent polls show Kemp leading Abrams in their gubernatorial race. That doesn't mean Democrats should be counted out.

Karen Owen says more organizations are mobilizing student voters after 2018's turnout increased.

3. A Georgia judge handed down a ruling that might jeopardize the Rivian plant's ability to open.

  • The Rivian plant was touted by Governor Kemp as a major economic policy win. If it falls through, that could undermine his message.
  • Biden's health and climate bill could impact the future Hyundai plant in Savannah. Raphael Warnock is trying to find a workaround.

Margaret Coker on what Rivian and the state of Georgia will do after a new ruling.

4. Jimmy Carter celebrates his 98th birthday over the weekend. The Carter Center will also ring in its 40th anniversary.

Josh Carter talks about his grandfather's presidential legacy.

In 2020, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter's grandson Josh Carter launched a podcast called Unchanging Principles, which provides insight into his relationship with his grandparents – who still reside in the Plains home they lived in before entering politics. Josh is the oldest son of Jeff and Annette Carter.

Josh Carter spoke with GPB News ahead of Jimmy Carter's birthday to discuss his grandfather's life and legacy.

Monday on Political Rewind: The AJC's Patricia Murphy joins the panel.