Political Rewind: Race Shaping Up For Sen. Leoffler's Seat

Jan 24, 2020

Friday on Political Rewind, Democratic impeachment managers will wrap up their opening arguments in the impeachment trial of President Trump. The president’s defense team is expected to begin making their case Saturday.

And here in Georgia, a fight is brewing under the state Capitol’s gold dome over proposed cuts in the mental health services budget. Some Georgia officials argue that reduced funding will increase suicides and substance abuse problems. The governor’s office says their analysis calls those dire predictions wrong.


And Rep Donna McLeod (D-Lawrenceville) has introduced a bill to make Election Day a state holiday. She said it will increase participation in the November election, but a spokeswoman for the secretary of state said the measure would produce unintended hardships for many working Georgians.

Panelists:

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

Patricia Murphy — Political Columnist

Sam Olens — Former State Attorney General

Michael Thurmond — CEO of DeKalb County