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Political Rewind: Kemp won't support early Democratic primary; McCarthy fight to be speaker endures
Andra Gillespie, @AndraGillespie, professor of political science, Emory University
Audrey Haynes, professor of political science, University of Georgia
Chuck Kuck, @ckuck, immigration attorney
Kevin Riley, @ajceditor, editor-in-chief, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. Gov. Brian Kemp opposes Democrats' effort to move up Georgia's presidential primary.
- Democrats had hoped to move up their presidential primary to reflect a more competitive electorate in Georgia.
- South Carolina would become the first state to primary; Joe Biden's presidential bid was revitalized after winning the state in 2020.
- The governor has no formal say in the primary process, but Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger does. He says he likes the idea, but would want to see bipartisan support.
2. Rep. Kevin McCarthy continues his bid for Speaker of the House for the third day.
- McCarthy's path has been blocked by 21 House Republicans through six failed votes.
- Republicans hold control of the House by only four votes.
- At a bipartisan appearance in Kentucky, President Biden said the failure to elect a speaker was another attack on American institutions.
3. The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Title 42 to stand for now.
- Title 42, a public health measure, allows Border Patrol to turn back migrants seeking asylum in the United State if they deem the migrant to be a public health risk.
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