Gov. Brian Kemp's office said he is self-quarantining after being notified he was in close proximity to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-West Point) announced he has tested positive for the virus.
Today on Political Rewind: Georgia’s congressional and state races are quickly unfolding as we approach Election Day on Nov. 3. Our panel discusses the latest from the campaign trail.
U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Loeffler celebrated her endorsement from Marjorie Taylor Greene at a joint campaign appearance the two staged in Dallas, Georgia.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Could Georgia be in for two Senate runoff elections? Political analysts have long considered an eventual runoff likely in the free-for-all race for the seat currently held by Gov. Kemp-appointee Sen. Kelly Loeffler, but Sen. David Perdue may be in a virtual tie with Jon Ossoff.
And as larger than normal turnout continues in Georgia’s in-person early voting period, the Secretary of State promises solutions to significant problems slowing the voting process at locations across the state. As of yesterday, nearly 1 million ballots have been cast in the first three days of early voting or with an absentee ballot.
Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday outlined what he said were strides made in Georgia's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, praising the state's residents for stepping "up to the plate" in slowing the spread of the virus.
Kemp strongly encouraged masks at an appearance in Savannah, although he reiterated his opposition to a state mandate.
While progress has been made, the latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report says "improvements need to accelerate."
Gov. Brian Kemp penned an op-ed in the AJC lambasting the paper for becoming a "tabloid rag" in its coronavirus coverage.
COVID-19 has now killed more than 5,000 Georgians since the state health department reported its first death on March 5.
The pandemic is still raging, Dr, Carlos del Rio said, and Georgia must do better.
Gov. Brian Kemp lashed out at members of the news media over coronavirus reporting during a fiery news conference on Wednesday, accusing the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of playing "pandemic politics" and saying, "You're not being truthful with people."
The state reported 216 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending Friday, a rate that is about double the national average, the White House report said.
As of Saturday, 157 of 159 counties in Georgia are eligible to enact public mask ordinances, according to Department of Public Health data.
Friday on Political Rewind, a busy week of national and state politics comes to a close.
The Democratic Party holds its national convention next week. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms scored a prime-time spot Thursday night, just hours before Democratic nominee Joe Biden is scheduled to give his acceptance speech.
And the latest report from the White House’s coronavirus task force warns Georgia is failing to mitigate the spread of the virus. Case numbers remain high across the state this week, with two single-day records of virus deaths reached on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday said he is withdrawing a lawsuit against Atlanta's mask ordinance and "Phase One" rollback after a weekslong feud with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Thursday on Political Rewind, runoff elections are next week as counties plan for further elections this Fall. And, WNBA players made a strong statement condemning Sen. Kelly Loeffler for her attacks on Black Lives Matter. But is the conflict between Loeffler and the women's basketball league a problem for the appointed Senator’s election plans?