Political Rewind: Kemp Aims For Diversity With New Appointments

Jun 14, 2019

Today on Political Rewind, with two recent appointments Gov. Brian Kemp looks to broaden and diversify Republican leadership in the state. 

This week Kemp named Joyette Holmes to be the next District Attorney in Cobb County, she will be the first African-American and first female to serve in the position. Doraville Police Chief John King will be the first Hispanic Insurance Commissioner for the state, taking over for Jim Beck who is suspended while he faces federal charges of fraud.

RELATED: Kemp Names New Insurance Commissioner During Beck's Suspension

Another Democrat is said to be entering the race to challenge David Perdue in 2020. This will create a primary challenge next year ahead of the general election.

California Gov. Greg Newsom is hoping to lure business turned off by Georgia’s newly passed abortion bill back to Hollywood by supporting competitive production tax credits. Meanwhile, Stacey Abrams travels to Los Angeles to urge major studios to stay in Georgia and fight the law.

 

Panelists:

 

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

 

Patricia Murphy -- Political Columnist

 

Melita Easters -- Founder and Director, Georgia WIN List

 

Eric Tanenblatt -- Republican Strategist