Thursday on Political Rewind: The rematch between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp for Georgia's governor is one of the most closely watched races in the country. Republicans have held the seat since 2003, but in 2018 Abrams came within 50,000 votes for the position. So what is Abrams' strategy this time around?
Sources tell The Atlanta Voice officials at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the home of two annual Nascar Cup Series races, AMA Monster Energy Supercross and the Georgia State Fair, among other events that cater to large crowds, are making a pitch for Music Midtown, which would at least keep the event in the state of Georgia.
The abrupt cancellation of Atlanta's September Music Midtown Festival has infuriated music fans. The event's organizer, Live Nation, has not officially said what led to the cancellation, but reports say Georgia's gun laws are to blame. Phil Evans, a gun rights advocate has also been blamed for the loss of this year's festival. He spoke with GPB's Peter Biello.
A judge sided with pro-gun groups, blocking a directive that banned openly carrying guns within 100 feet from polling centers on Nov. 3.