Political Rewind: Concerns For Rural Healthcare With Budget Cuts Looming

Jan 27, 2020

Monday on Political Rewind, there is one less contender in the Democratic race for David Perdue’s seat in the U.S. Senate. Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry has announced he will quit that race and run instead for a seat on the DeKalb County commission.

Several key rural legislators are pushing back against Gov. Brian Kemp’s demands for deep cuts in the state budget. House Appropriations Chairman Terry England said he fears the cuts will hurt efforts to improve health care in rural areas of the state.

Kemp has told lawmakers his cuts are necessary to protect the state against an economic downturn.

With the Iowa caucuses just one week from today, Sen. Bernie Sanders has surged to first place in many polls of Iowa voters. But those polls also show that Sanders could have trouble beating President Trump in the general election.


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

Audrey Haynes — Professor of Political Science, University of Georgia

State Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick — (D-Lithonia)

Chip Lake — Republican Strategist