Former President Obama stumps for Sen. Raphael Warnock.

Former President Obama (right) campaigns for Sen. Raphael Warnock.

Credit: Riley Bunch / GPB News

The panel:

Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist,  former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Margaret Coker, @mideastmargaret, editor-in-chief, The Current

Rene Alegria, CEO, Mundo Now

Riley Bunch, @ribunchreports, public policy reporter, GPB News


The breakdown:

1. Obama stumps for Warnock in final push for the runoff. 

  • Former President Barack Obama and Sen. Raphael Warnock on Thursday urged Democratic voters to keep pushing.

    • Obama came out to stump for Warnock and Stacey Abrams back in October. 
  • A new CNN poll shows Warnock with an edge over Herschel Walker.
    • But the reverend's lead is still within the margin of error. 
  • Today is also the last day for early voting. You can look up you polling place here


2. Georgia could have a new place in presidential primary elections. 

  • President Biden has suggested elevating states in the South, over the 50-year precedent of picking Iowa first. 
  • The Washington Post reports the schedule would go as follows: 
    • South Carolina would lead off the 2024 primaries on Feb. 6.
    • Then New Hampshire and Nevada will hold their contests the next week, on Feb. 13.
    • Followed by Georgia on Feb. 20 and then Michigan on Feb. 27.

LISTEN: Riley Bunch explains why Georgia will remain a battleground state in 2024.

Monday on Political RewindThe AJC's Patricia Murphy joins the panel.