Republicans maintained their lock on statewide offices and retained their majorities in Georgia's legislature in Tuesday's elections. GOP nominees were elected to all of the other statewide offices besides U.S. senator.
Democrat Bee Nguyen, who is running to be Georgia's top elections official, says incumbent Republican Brad Raffensperger is no hero for standing up to Donald Trump.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A record number of Georgians are already casting their ballots. This comes as President Biden says he'll prioritize codifying Roe v. Wade into law if Democrats take control of Congress. Meanwhile, Georgia's restrictive abortion law was a central theme in the debate for attorney general.
On Tuesday, Oct. 18, incumbent Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger debated his challengers, Democratic state Rep. Bee Nguyen and Libertarian Ted Metz.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A new poll from GPB News and the Georgia News Collaborative shows Walker and Warnock nearly tied, but recent controversies might have an impact on the outcome in November. The poll also shows Abrams trailing Kemp by double digits and republicans leading down-ballot races.
Georgia Secretary of State candidates Brad Raffensperger and state Rep. Bee Nguyen both claim to be strong defenders of voting rights for Georgians, but the Republican and Democrat hold starkly different visions about how to do it.
The major party candidates running for Georgia’s top elected positions have become household names, but when voters enter their polling places next month, they will encounter some names that have not been blaring from their TV speakers or plastered across their social media feeds. Libertarian candidates could mix up the race by forcing a runoff, and they are hoping their presence will shift the political conversation in Georgia.
Campaign finance results show incumbent Republican Attorney General Chris Carr has been outraised by Democratic challenger Jen Jordan in the two months that ended June 30. That's one of the campaign finance results for Georgia's statewide races reported Friday.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Federal investigators have subpoenaed two state Republicans for submitting a false slate of electors. Plus, will freezing the federal gas tax ease pain at the pump? Meanwhile, Cherokee County voters reject four "anti-CRT" right-wing candidates for their school board.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Stacey Abrams' three endorsed candidates win their runoffs. Plus, Trump-endorsed candidates lose races, a sign that state Republicans are moving away from the former president. Meanwhile, the Jan. 6 committee hearing featured compelling testimony from Georgians.
Both Democratic candidates for Secretary of State say Georgia's chief election official Brad Raffensperger has pushed conspiracies after standing up to others.
All three of the Democratic candidates for secretary of state who didn't make it into a runoff to be the party's nominee have fallen in line behind a single candidate. The campaign of former state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler on Wednesday announced the endorsements of former Fulton County Board of Commissioners chairman John Eaves, former Milledgeville mayor and state senator Floyd Griffin, and former Cobb County Democratic Party chairman Michael Owens.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The Political Rewind team convenes for a special live 2 p.m. broadcast following Georgia's primary election. But first, we tackle the latest news out of Uvalde, Texas, after a mass shooting at an elementary school there.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: We discussed the big news in the Supreme Court, as leaked documents suggest it will overturn Roe v. Wade. Meanwhile, back in Georgia, the special grand jury that will weigh in on whether Donald Trump interfered in the 2020 elections has been seated.
With Georgia's elections under intense scrutiny, several Democratic hopefuls shared their plans to run things.