What The First GOP Gubernatorial Debates Say About What's To Come

Oct 9, 2017

On this edition of Political Rewind, the panel looks at the issues that emerged in the debates among GOP candidates for governor of Georgia, which took place in Milledgeville and Augusta over the weekend of October 7 and 8. All of them endorsed a religious liberty bill, and turned thumbs down to legalizing casino gambling. How will those positions play with voters?

Then, the war of words between President Trump and powerful GOP Senator Bob Corker escalates. Corker says Trump’s conduct in office is risking World War III, while Trump calls Corker gutless for refusing to run for office again next year. Plus, the panel looks at the new terms the White House has set for extending protections for DACA recipients. DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond lays out the impact that DACA has had in his county’s schools system.


Jim Galloway AJC political writer

Michael Thurmond - DeKalb County CEO

Ed Lindsey - Former Republican state legislator