Political Rewind: 2020 Already Proving To Be An Eventful Year For Georgia Politics

Jan 6, 2020

2020 has arrived, and it is not an exaggeration to say it will be one of the most consequential political years in decades. Kelly Loeffler is scheduled to be sworn in to her appointed seat in the U.S. Senate Monday afternoon and has already begun her campaign to be elected to the seat in November.

A second Senate seat is up for grabs in the fall, too.


We are just one week from the start of a new session of the General Assembly. Will GOP legislators steer clear of the contentious hot button issues they embraced last year? Will Governor Kemp be a moderating force?

And, the Democratic presidential contest moves into full stride with the Iowa caucuses now just three weeks away and Georgia’s primary looming on the horizon. And impeachment and escalating tensions with Iran hang over it all.

Panelists

Jim Galloway — Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Edward Lindsey — Republican Strategist 

Amy Steigerwalt — Political Science Professor, Georgia State University 

Jeremiah Olney — Democratic Strategist