Voters cast their ballots in key statewide Democratic runoff races like secretary of state and lieutenant governor. Two congressional seat nominees were also decided in runoffs. Candidates who triumphed are eyeing the party’s momentum from 2020 when Georgians backed a Democrat for president and the state’s two U.S. Senate seats.
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams continued their bidding war on public safety Thursday, with Abrams proposing a big pay increase for state police and prison guards, while the Republican incumbent said Georgia will spend at least $8 million more on school safety.
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.
Hunt, 28, finished first in May’s primary with 37% of the total ballots cast and was the favored candidate of several national Republican politicians, carrying endorsements from U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Josh Hawley of Missouri, former U.N ambassador and S.C. governor Nikki Haley as well as GOP operative Karl Rove.
Wade Herring overtakes frontrunner Joyce Griggs in Democratic hunt for U.S.House seat.
A handful of Democratic primaries advanced to runoffs after frontrunners failed to earn enough votes to win outright in the primary election in May. Voters cast their ballots again in key statewide races like secretary of state and lieutenant governor. Two congressional seat nominees were also decided in runoffs.
The former president went 2-for-8 in backing non-incumbent primary challengers in Georgia this year.
On this week's episode, we look at Georgia’s role in understanding the leadup to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
Friday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp will appear before the Fulton County special grand jury, potentially revealing more about Trump's attempt to interfere with state elections. Plus, the Supreme Court ruled against New York in a landmark ruling that could broaden gun carry rights.
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.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Statewide runoff elections might demonstrate just how much power Trump has in Georgia. Brad Raffensperger is expected to testify in front of the January 6th committee today, alongside a Fulton County election worker accused of fraud by Trump allies.
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