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Political Rewind: Chris Licht out at CNN; 'Cop City' protestors seek referendum; Pence announces bid
Eric Tanenblatt, Republican insider, @ericjtanenblatt
Greg Bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, @bluestein
Kendra King Momon, professor of political science and interim provost, Oglethorpe University
Melita Easters, founder and executive director, Georgia WIN List, @melitaeasters
- Licht served as CEO for just one year.
- He came under fire for hosting a town hall with former President Trump.
2. Next steps for opponents of the planned Atlanta Police Training Center.
- Activist are working to get a referendum to shut down the center's construction.
- Following Tuesday morning's early vote, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens released a statement saying in part that he is "committed to building trust."
3. Move to shut out mainstream Republicans ahead of the Georgia GOP convention.
- The AJC reports that there’s going to be an effort to pass a measure that will stop "Republican In Name Only" “traitors” from qualifying for office.
- The measure is likely to get blocked in the rules committee.
4. On the national stage, former Vice President Mike Pence announces his run for president.
- Pence made the announcement on his 64th birthday and is the first vice president to challenge his former boss.
- Meanwhile, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced his run on Tuesday.
- Candidate Nikki Hayley was in Georgia for a fundraiser this week.
- Among other issues, the conference will address the disparities around accumulation of generational wealth in Black families.
- A task force in California forwarded to the state assembly a plan they approved to provide reparations to Black Californians.
- Some of Georgia's Democrats have advanced the idea including Stacey Abrams and U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams.
Thursday on Political Rewind: WRBL's Chuck Williams joins the panel from Columbus.