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Democratic presidential candidates at a Democratic presidential primary debate in Houston. The DNC announced Georgia will host a debate on Nov. 20.

Which Democratic candidates for president are getting the most endorsements from Georgia elected officials and politicians?  

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated throughout the campaign. 

Joe Biden

Dec. 13, 2019

Georgia State Capitol

On this edition of Political Rewind, Georgia legislative panels will meet this week to examine two major health concerns: improving mental and developmental outcomes for young children and addressing the high maternal death rate in Georgia. Our panel discusses how we can expect the legislature to deal with these issues.

Democratic presidential candidates resume their debate Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, after a break during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, for the first time in this election cycle, the top three candidates in the Democratic presidential race appear on stage together. It was also an opportunity for lower-tier candidates to try and make some headway against poll leaders. Our panel gives their insights about how they think the debate unfolded.


  • Gov. Kemp Launches Rural Strike Team
  • Port Of Brunswick Reopens
  • Midtown Music At Piedmont Park This Weekend

US Civil Rights Advocate Juanita Abernathy Dies At 88

Sep 13, 2019
Carolyn Kaster / AP

Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to build the American civil rights movement, died Thursday. She was 88.

Georgia Ports Authority

The Georgia Ports Authority has announced plans to double the capacity of the Port of Savannah. 


Ports Executive Director Griff Lynch said at the State of the Ports event Thursday that the authority plans to establish a new container port on Hutchinson Island, which sits across the river from Savannah.

  • Abrams Releases Democratic Strategy Playbook
  • Today Is Final Day For Public Comment On Okefenokee Mining Proposal
  • Braves Reliever Pitches Immaculate Inning

Four Democratic primary candidates have emerged in the race to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue.

On this edition of Political Rewind, our panelists discuss the increasingly competitive Democratic race in Georgia for U.S. Senate. So far, the four Democrats who have officially launched their campaigns are aiming for Sen. David Perdue’s seat. When will Democrats begin lining up for a shot at the seat that Sen. Johnny Isakson is giving up? Why has no African American candidate come forward to run?

  • State Universities Request Budget Increase For Next Fiscal Year
  • Removing Capsized Cargo Ship Could Take Months
  • Poverty Rate Down, Uninsured Rate Up In Georgia

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Today’s music minute features one of the original dirty south rappers, Atlanta's own Ludacris.


Born Christopher Bridges on this day in 1977, Ludacris has carved out a storied career that includes multiple hit songs, Grammys, and acting roles.



Jon Ossoff announces his candidacy for U.S. Sen. seat currently held by David Perdue

On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp has moved to revitalize the task force assigned to maximize participation among all Georgians in the 2020 census. We ask his press secretary, can immigrant communities be reassured they have no reason to fear being counted?


  • Ossoff Joins Senate Race
  • Environmental Concerns With Capsized Cargo Ship
  • GA Farmers Get $3-Billion Aid Package

In this file photo, chairs sit empty in a classroom of Hunt Elementary School in Fort Valley, Ga., on Monday, May 17, 2010.
(AP Photo/Peter Prengaman)

On this edition of Political Rewind, we’re focusing on the state of public education in Georgia.



  • Search Continues For Missing Sailors From Overturned Cargo Ship
  • Lawmakers Look Again At Gambling To Fund HOPE Scholarships
  • Falcons Lose Season Opener

Tara Jones / AP

UPDATE 6:22 p.m.: The fourth crew member has been rescued from the capsized vessel in St. Simons Sound, meaning all the crew members are accounted for.


The U.S. Coast Guard says rescuers are still searching for the remaining four crew members of a cargo ship that overturned near St. Simons Island Sunday.

Twenty people have already been rescued.


On this edition of Political Rewind, in the wake of Johnny Isakson’s surprise decision to retire, two U.S. Senate seats are now on the ballot in Georgia in 2020. As Republicans and Democrats engage in complex maneuvering to benefit in the aftermath of Isakson’s announcement, we’ll take a behind the scenes look at the races for each seat.

  • Schools Reopening After Hurricane
  • Air Testing Underway Around Cobb County Sterigenics Facility
  • Atlanta Dream Score Upset Victory

Reverb Nation

This week, the rap community is mourning the loss of Cutty Cartel, who made up one-third of the Atlanta hip-hop group Jim Crow.


Cartel, born Ricardo Lewis, died at the age of 44 last Friday in Atlanta after suffering cardiac arrest. 




NPR correspondant Sam Sanders is bringing his show 'It's Been A Minute' To GPB's Saturday afternoon lineup. 

Grant Blankenship / GPB News

Hurricane evacuees from Georgia’s coast are returning home now that the mandatory order has been lifted.


Meanwhile, the effects of the third evacuation in four years raised questions about how the next evacuation might go.


  • Mandatory Evacuation Order Lifted For Coastal Counties
  • Coastal Counties Prepare For Re-Entry
  • Another Former Atlanta Official Pleads Guilty In Corruption Probe

Emily Jones / GPB News

The evacuation order for Georgia’s coast has been lifted. Evacuees can now return home. The state largely escaped damage from the storm.

Mayor Eddie Deloach / Facebook

As Hurricane Dorian moves toward the Carolinas and away from the Georgia coast, it seems the state was spared the worst of the storm.

Emily Jones / GPB News

Some people who stayed in the Savannah area during Hurricane Dorian took shelter at the Savannah Civic Center Wednesday night. About 50 people were staying there as of 6 p.m.


On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Kemp orders state agency heads to ignore requests by legislative leaders to attend fall budget hearings and send his mandated 4% cuts directly to him. Why is Kemp cutting legislators out of the process and what does it say about support under the “Gold Dome” for his dramatic cuts across the board? We’ll ask our panel for answers.


  • Coastal Roads And Bridges Closed As Hurricane Dorian Approaches
  • Pace Of Mandatory Evacuations Slower Than In Recent Hurricanes
  • Smyrna Raises Smoking Age to 21

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp discusses evacuations and emergency plans for Hurricane Dorian during a news conference Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Savannah, Ga.  Kemp ordered a mandatory evacuation affecting all of Georgia's six coastal counties.
Russ Bynum / AP

On this edition of Political Rewind, Hurricane Dorian is disrupting life along Georgia's sea coast. Even as it appears the storm may skirt by the state, Gov. Brian Kemp is experiencing a major test in weather emergency. How is he responding? Saving lives comes first, but politics always follows. As we look into the storm response, our panel weighs in on how weather has played a key role in politics over the decades.

  • Evacuation Of Coastal Georgia Counties Underway
  • Inland Shelters, Campsites, Hospitals Receiving Evacuees
  • Airlines Scramble To Accommodate Passengers As Flights Are Cancelled

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  • Georgia Coast Ordered Evacuated Ahead Of Hurricane Dorian
  • Augusta Opens First Shelter For Evacuees
  • Cotton Farmers Concerned About Hurricane Impact On Crop