Democratic Debate

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On this two-hour Special Edition of Political Rewind, we were live from Tyler Perry Studios on the day of the Democratic Presidential Debate with an all-star panel of guests discussing what to expect from the candidates in tonight's debate. 

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Ten Democratic presidential candidates will take to the debate stage at Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta Wednesday night. The candidates will answer questions from a panel of four women journalists. 

While that may sound historic, it’s the third time in U.S. history where the moderators are all women, but it is the first time in this election cycle.


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Top Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning in Atlanta ahead of Wednesday's debate.

After this week, they're going to have to raise more money and get more polling support to qualify for next month's debate, so the pressure is on for the candidates.

GPB's Rickey Bevington was joined by NPR's senior political editor, Domenico Montanaro, from Washington D.C. to break down the debate candidates. 


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Of Georgia’s 159 counties, just over two dozen voted Democrat in last year’s gubernatorial election.

All of them are clustered around the major cities of Savannah, Athens, Macon, Albany, Augusta and Atlanta.

But rural Georgia has more Democrats than you’d think, says Laura Register.


GPB's Rickey Bevington and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
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How can the city of Atlanta become a leader in mental health reform? Will the city institute an anti-idling law to improve air quality? How have pay raises affected the city's police force?

In the October installment of our Ask: The Mayor series with GPB's Rickey Bevington, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms answers these questions amd more submitted by our listeners.

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On this edition of Political Rewind, Georgia Democrats praise national party leadership for choosing the state as the site for November's presidential debate. We will look at the strategies they might use to maximize their candidates’ impact in Georgia and how Republicans may respond.


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.