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Political Rewind: Buckhead cityhood leader leaves Buckhead; Stacey Abrams heads to Howard University
Alan Abramowitz, @AlanIAbramowitz, professor emeritus of political science, Emory University
Emma Hurt, @Emma_Hurt, reporter, Axios Atlanta
Kevin Riley, @ajceditor, editor-at-large, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tammy Greer, professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University
1. Leader of the Buckhead cityhood movement is leaving the city of Atlanta.
- In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bill White says he and his husband will move to Lake Burton.
- White and others in the cityhood movement were dealt a large blow this legislative session when bills backing the movement failed.
- Gov. Brian Kemp was against the movement.
- Abrams will be the inaugural Ronald W. Walters Endowed Chair for Race and Black Politics.
- Abrams has said she'll travel back and forth between her Georgia home and the school in Washington, D.C.
- Davis, a longtime activist, cited concerns about the controversy.
- The Atlanta Democrat voted with Republicans in support for school vouchers, a measure that failed during the session.
- The vote prompted pushback from her own party, even prompting State Sen. Josh McLaurin (D-Sandy Springs) to donate $1,000 to a possible primary opponent.
Friday on Political Rewind: The team is observing a state holiday. We'll return on-air Monday with a brand new show at 9 a.m. As various Georgians celebrate Ramadan, Passover and Holy Week, we encourage everyone to revisit our 2022 conversation with faith leaders.