Key Races Take Shape Before Upcoming Georgia Primary Elections

May 20, 2016

With Georgia primary elections coming up on Tuesday, May 24, our panel of insiders looks at how key races are taking shape in the final days of the campaign.

Are incumbent GOP congressmen Doug Collins and Barry Loudermilk in danger of losing their re-election bids? What are the factors likely to influence voters’ decisions?

The panel also looks at the Democratic race for U.S. Senate. Will self-funding businessman Jim Barksdale win in a field of little-known contenders?

The panel also discusses the chaos that erupted in the U.S. House when Republicans thwarted the standard order of business to defeat a Democratic measure that would have protected the rights of gays and lesbians from discrimination by federal contractors. Is the fight for religious liberty now moving to the halls of congress?

And, we talk about the latest news from the presidential campaign trail. Republicans are consolidating around Donald Trump but Democrats are still trying to figure out how to deal with the passion of Bernie Sanders and his supporters.

Panelists:

Jim Galloway – AJC political writer

State Senator Steve Henson – Democratic Minority Leader

Todd Rehm – GOP consultant & editor of Georgia Pundit