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Political Rewind: Kemp's trip to Israel; Report highlights Georgia's non-competitive districts
Alan Abramowitz, professor emeritus of political science, Emory University, @AlanIAbramowitz
Andra Gillespie, professor of political science and director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University, @AndraGillespie
Tamar Hallerman, senior reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, @TamarHallerman
1. Gov. Brian Kemp answers questions about Georgia's failed antisemitism bill during trip to Israel.
- Kemp traveled to Israel in hopes of strengthening business ties with the country.
- Some pundits think the international trip elevated Kemp's profile if he runs for president in 2024 or joins a ticket as VP.
- Earlier this year he traveled to Davos, Switzerland.
- State Rep. Esther Panitch, sponsor of the failed bill, was invited to attend a reception with Kemp and members of Israeli government.
- Panitch was not apart of Kemp's delegation, but was already in Israel traveling with family.
2. A new report shows Georgia lacks competitive districts.
- The Cook Political Report took a look at Georgia's House Districts.
- The report found Marjorie Taylor Greene had virtually no competition in her Rome-based district.
- One the other side of the aisle, the report highlights that younger Democrats could challenge longtime incumbents Sanford Bishop (GA-02) or David Scott (GA-13).
3. Republican Sen. Tim Scott is officially running for president.
- Professor emeritus Alan Abramowitz writes how voters are disgruntled with the idea of a possible rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Trump.
- The senator has represented South Carolina in the Senate since 2013.
- He portrays himself as a true conservative with a positive story to tell.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Heather Hendershot joins the panel for a look inward, as we examine how the media prepares to cover this next election cycle.