Political Rewind The political game in Georgia is more dynamic than ever. From local elected officials to state and federal government, we're facing complicated issues. On "Political Rewind" we take the time to break down these issues, speaking directly to the decision makers. We not only get you caught up on the week that was in state politics, but we look ahead so that you will stay informed.
Political Rewind

Political Rewind

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The political game in Georgia is more dynamic than ever. From local elected officials to state and federal government, we're facing complicated issues. On "Political Rewind" we take the time to break down these issues, speaking directly to the decision makers. We not only get you caught up on the week that was in state politics, but we look ahead so that you will stay informed.

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Political Rewind: President Carter's 98th birthday; Ian changes course; Rivian plant updates

Friday on Political Rewind: Partisan politics has paused between Florida Governor DeSantis and the Biden administration in the wake of #HurricaneIan. Plus a judge handed down a ruling that may mean trouble for Rivian. And Jimmy Carter celebrates his 98th birthday over the weekend. The panel Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Karen Owen, @ProfKarenOwen, professor of political science, University of West Georgia Margaret Coker, @mideastmargaret, editor-in-chief, The Current Matt Brown, @mrbrownsir, democracy reporter, The Washington Post Timestamps :00- Introductions 3:00- Margaret Coker gives an update on the coast in the wake of Hurricane Ian 17:35- How Abrams fairs in the race for governor 37:20- Rivian plant in jeopardy 49:00- Happy Birthday President Carter Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.

Political Rewind: President Carter's 98th birthday; Ian changes course; Rivian plant updates

Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp in Savannah ahead of Ian; Political ad spending reaches new heights

Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp heads to Savannah ahead of #HurricaneIan. Plus, political ad spending reaches new heights. Meanwhile, the state election board works towards voters' confidence after the Coffee County breach. The panel Andra Gillespie, @AndraGillespie, professor of political science & director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University Charles Bullock, professor of political science, University of Georgia Rick Dent, vice president, Matrix Communications and political advertising expert 0:00- Introductions 3:36 - The power of incumbency for Gov. Kemp during Hurricane Ian 10:26 - State election board pushes further election investigation into Coffee County breach 33:00 - Spending on political ads grows 43:00 - Herschel Walker swings further to the right Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.

Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp in Savannah ahead of Ian; Political ad spending reaches new heights

Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Ian; Campaigns in suburbs

Wednesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Ian lands in Florida. Voters will closely watch how the state government reacts to storm damage. Plus, in one of his first stops in the suburbs, Kemp campaigned in Alpharetta with Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin. The panel: Amy Steigerwalt, @DrSteigerwalt , professor of political science, Georgia State University Donna Lowry, @donnalowrynews, host, GPB-TV's Lawmakers Greg Bluestein, @bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Timestamps: 0:00 - Introductions 1:00 - Gov. Brian Kemp held a press conference ahead of Hurricane Ian's arrival to the U.S. The state's storm response might shape voters' minds. 28:00 - Kemp campaigned with Virginia Gov. Youngkin in Alpharetta. 38:00 - New reaction to polling information. 44:00 - Large swaths of voters have been challenged by Republicans in order to find alleged fraud. Sign up for our newsletter coming out later this afternoon: https://www.gpb.org/newsletters.

Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Ian; Campaigns in suburbs

Political Rewind: Coffee County saga; Immigration stunts; Braves face political fastball

Tuesday on Political Rewind: Confidence in election integrity remains a concern for voters as the Secretary of State's Office replaces voting machines in Coffee County. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves' trip to the White House pitches political fastballs for state Republicans and Democrats. The panel: Chuck Kuck, @ckuck, immigration attorney Leo Smith, @leosmithtweets, Republican consultant and president, Engaged Futures State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, @mmo_mary, (D) Decatur Mark Niesse, @markniesse, reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Timestamps 0:00 - Introductions 4:00 - The secretary of state's office responded to a security breach in Coffee County by completely replacing equipment used at the polls. 28:00 - Ron DeSantis' movement of refugees from Texas to Massachusetts is sparking political reactions. 43:00 - Walker and Warnock spar over Medicaid funding. 47:00 - The Atlanta Braves visited the White House to celebrate their 2021 World Series win. The visit turned political stateside. Sign up for our newsletter coming out later today: https://www.gpb.org/newsletters.

Political Rewind: Coffee County saga; Immigration stunts; Braves face political fastball

Political Rewind: Abortion key issue; Potential runoff for Senate; Coffee County election equipment

Monday on Political Rewind: A potential U.S. Senate runoff looms over voters for the second time in two years. Meanwhile, Democrats are running on abortion rights, even in deep red parts of Georgia. Plus: the latest on the Coffee county election office data breach. The panel: Edward Lindsey, @edlindsey14, former state representative (R) Atlanta Kurt Young, @kurtbyoung, political science professor, Clark Atlanta University Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC , political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution State Sen. Sonya Halpern, @sonya4ga, (D) Atlanta Timestamps 0:00 - Introduction 3:00 - Democrats are campaigning on abortion rights throughout Georgia. 27:00 - For the second time in two years, the race for U.S. Senate in Georgia may trigger a runoff. 45:00 - Coffee County will receive all-new election equipment following a potential security breach. Sign up for our newsletter coming out later today: https://www.gpb.org/newsletters.

Political Rewind: Abortion key issue; Potential runoff for Senate; Coffee County election equipment

Political Rewind: Hispanic voters favoring Democratic candidates, U.S. House solidifies election law

Friday on Political Rewind: Republicans claimed a larger share of Hispanic votes in 2020 than they'd usually get, but a new poll says Democrats have reversed those gains. Plus, the U.S. House passed a bill to close loopholes that Trump allies tried to use to decertify the election. The panel Audrey Haynes, professor of political science, University of Georgia Bernard Fraga, @blfraga, professor of political science, Emory University Rahul Bali, @rahulbali, politics reporter, WABE Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, former political columnist, Atlanta Journal Constitution Timestamps 0:00 - Introductions 3:20 - Bernard Fraga on attracting the Hispanic vote 16:06 - Govs. Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis ship migrants to Northern states 20:15 - Rahul Bali talks about attracting the Asian American community 28:00 - Bill moving forward to change the process of the electoral count 44:25 - Donald Trump to hold potential rally in Georgia 52:00 - Dedication of Stone Mountain bridge Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.

Political Rewind: Hispanic voters favoring Democratic candidates, U.S. House solidifies election law

Political Rewind: Anniversary of the Atlanta Race Massacre, what poll results mean for candidates

Thursday on Political Rewind: On this day in 1906, white mobs killed at least 25 Black Georgians in what would be known as the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre. Plus, the 11th Circuit says the Department of Justice can still examine classified documents from Mar-a-Lago. Also, we look at the story of a Stone Mountain bridge. The panel Kevin Riley, @ajceditor, editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Riley Bunch, @ribunchreports, public policy reporter, GPB News Michael Thurmond, @dekalblikesmike, CEO, DeKalb County Jordan Fuchs, @JordyFuchs, Republican political consultant Timestamps 0:00 - Introduction 4:00 - Stone Mountain bridge rededicated 10:00 - Remembering the Atlanta Race Massacre 16:00 - What to make of the latest polls 35:00 - PAC increases spending on Herschel Walker race 48:00 - The Libertarian vote 50:00 - Creating a pipeline for Republican women to run for statewide offices Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.

Political Rewind: Anniversary of the Atlanta Race Massacre, what poll results mean for candidates

Political Rewind: Brian Kemp's communications director Cody Hall talks 2022 strategy

Wednesday on Political Rewind: As the incumbent governor, Brian Kemp is running a tight campaign based on what he's accomplished over the last four years. Kemp campaign communications director Cody Hall joins the panel to break down their strategy for a rematch against Stacey Abrams. The panel Cody Hall, @CodyHallGA, director of communications, Kemp for Governor Greg Bluestein, @bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Timestamps 0:00- Introduction 4:00- Where does the race stand from the view of the Kemp campaign? 10:00-Getting back to campaigning in metro Atlanta 12:00- Trump's impact on the campaign 17:00- Will Kemp pursue new legislation on abortion if reelected? 19:00- Kemp and spending money from the CARES Act 23:00- Engaging Black voters 28:00- Fundraising landscape 33:00- Stacey Abrams on defunding the police 35:00- Will Kemp campaign more with Herschel Walker? 42:00- New AJC poll shows abortion is not a primary motivating factor to vote Sign up for our newsletter coming out later today: https://www.gpb.org/newsletters.

Political Rewind: Brian Kemp's communications director Cody Hall talks 2022 strategy

Political Rewind: New poll gives GOP edge; Trump targets Fani Willis in new statement; Hyundai plant

Tuesday on Political Rewind: A new poll shows a toss-up between Walker and Warnock and a wider lead for Gov. Brian Kemp over Stacey Abrams. Our panel analyzes the results. Plus, the latest on the Fulton County special grand jury and an update on Hyundai's plant in Southeast Georgia. The panel: Adam Van Brimmer, @adamvanbrimmer, opinion writer, Savannah Morning News Andra Gillespie,@AndraGillespie, professor of political science and director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University Chuck Williams,@chuckwilliams, reporter, WRBL-TV Columbus Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Timestamps 0:00 - Introductions 4:00 - New polls from the AJC bear bleak news for Democrats. 24:04- Correction to Friday's show 27:00 - An update on the Fulton County special grand jury and its political fallout. 44:00 - Hyundai may face problems opening its Southeast Georgia plant. Please sign up for Political Rewind's newsletter: https://www.gpb.org/newsletters.

Political Rewind: New poll gives GOP edge; Trump targets Fani Willis in new statement; Hyundai plant

Political Rewind: Queen Elizabeth's funeral; Forsyth GOP cancels protest; Walker limits expectations

Monday on Political Rewind: In a flyer for a now-canceled anti-Stacey Abrams protest, the Forsyth County GOP warn that Democrats were "crossing over our county border." Some say the move was a reminder of the county's racist history. Plus, Herschel Walker paints himself as an underdog ahead of the debate with Warnock. The panel: Adrienne Jones, @adriennemjns, political science professor and director, pre-law, Morehouse College Alan Abramowitz, @AlanIAbramowitz, professor emeritus of political science, Emory University Chauncey Alcorn, @CLamontLives, reporter, Capital B Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Timestamps: 0:00 - Introductions 4:00 - World leaders attend Queen Elizabeth II's funeral today. 12:00 - An anti-Abrams protest in Forsyth County was canceled following concern that rhetoric on a GOP flyer would spark violence. 30:00 - Herschel Walker said he was "not that smart," attempting to pit himself as the underdog against Sen. Warnock. 42:00 - New voters enter the Georgia electorate. Please sign up for Political Rewind's newsletter: https://www.gpb.org/newsletters.

Political Rewind: Queen Elizabeth's funeral; Forsyth GOP cancels protest; Walker limits expectations