Monday on Political Rewind: While Democrats secured Georgia's seat in the U.S. Senate, they lost important seats in the state legislature. A special panel of state Democrats weighs in on lessons learned.
Plus, the January 6th Committee could recommend criminal charges in its final meeting today.
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.
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 attorney general Chris Carr debated challengers Martin Cowan (L) and state senator Jen Jordan (D).
Democratic state Sen. Jen Jordan is leading with her advocacy of abortion rights as she challenges incumbent Republican Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. The two candidates also disagree over who would best protect Georgians from crime and the best approach to protect consumers and encourage businesses.
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.
The midterm election has sharpened focus on Georgia women as both Democrats and Republicans work to mobilize the group that makes up more than half of the state’s electorate.
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.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Opponents of the Buckhead City movement have launched a counteroffensive. Also, the first day of jury selection in the trial of the three men charged with murder in the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery made clear just how difficult it could be to find 12 jurors who say they have open minds about the case.
2020 was an election year that saw record turnout by men and women from both parties. But the women’s vote was decisive in helping Joe Biden capture the White House and in pushing Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to victory in the tight Senate runoffs. And it’s not just the ballot box where women are making their mark in Georgia politics. More women, and women of color, are also running for statewide office. We look at what's driving this trend with Patricia Murphy, a political reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Candidates continue to line up for the 2022 election in races that will determine just how purple Georgia has really become. Plus, the results of a new poll from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveal approval numbers for top elected officials in Washington and Georgia.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: State election officials begin the biannual process of removing names of inactive voters from the list of registered voting rolls. State officials intend to remove voters who have died or moved to another state from the list. Critics say the process disenfranchises voters by removing Georgians who may want to vote in future elections. Plus, a new Democratic candidate enters into the race for Secretary of State.
Friday on Political Rewind: President Joe Biden marked his 100th day in office in Georgia, where he made the pitch for his expansive progressive agenda. Meanwhile, Attorney General Chris Carr announced this week he would step down as chair of a controversial association of Republican state attorneys general. The move comes as Carr sizes up 2022 reelection challenges from Democratic opponents.
Monday on Political Rewind: As a number of county GOP organizations vote to censure Gov. Brian Kemp for his refusal to support the Trump effort to overturn Georgia’s election results, how vulnerable is he to a Republican primary challenge next year? Also, a new study offers evidence that Georgia’s partisan political landscape remains a light shade of purple, according to the well-respected Cook Report.
Georgia Sen. Jen Jordan, an Atlanta attorney and Democrat, announced Wednesday she is running for state attorney general against the Republican incumbent, Chris Carr.