David Ralston

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston

Credit: GPB file photo

The panel: 

Amy Steigerwalt, @DrSteigerwalt, professor of political science, Georgia State University

Charles Bullock, professor of political science, University of Georgia

Kendra King Momon, professor of political science, Oglethorpe University

Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown: 

1. Candidates make a final appeal over the weekend. 

  • Herschel Walker returned to Athens, Ga., to watch the Georgia Bulldogs face off against Tennessee. 
  • Sen. Rapahel Warnock spent time in Savannah campaigning with fellow Morehouse alum, Spike Lee.
  • Stacey Abrams visited several retailers around metro Atlanta.
  • Gov. Brian Kemp is having a rally tonight. 

LISTEN: Patricia Murphy breaks down candidates' final moves.


2. Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is stepping down from his role in the General Assembly. 

  • Ralston announced the move was due to health concerns on Friday. 
  • He is the longest-running state house speaker in not only Georgia but the country. 
  • The whole House will elect a speaker when it convenes Jan. 9, but the House Republican caucus will pick a nominee who's likely to win the office in the days after Tuesday's election.

LISTEN: Dr. Charles Bullock remembers Speaker Ralston's career in the legislature.


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