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On this edition of Political Rewind, we look at news out of two of the country’s most hotly contested Congressional races. In the 6th District Republicans pressure a self-avowed white nationalist to withdraw from the GOP primary.

   

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker delivers remarks at the Black Church PAC presidential candidate forum held during the Young Leaders Conference in Atlanta on August 16, 2019.
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Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker and Julian Castro were in Atlanta hoping to court the votes of black religious voters.

Speaking with Pastors Leah Daughtry and Mike McBride each was questioned at the Young Leaders Conference about why the minority and religious community should trust them with their vote. 

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was the first to speak at the event.


U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., speaks to constituents during a town hall meeting Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at a senior center in Lithonia, Ga.
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More than a week after an investigation by Georgia Health News and WebMD uncovered toxic levels of ethylene oxide in parts of metro Atlanta, congressman Hank Johnson wants to know why people in the impacted regions were not notified. 

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On this edition of Political Rewind, Stacey Abrams’ future plans have been a secret for months ever since she passed on a run for U.S. Senate. Now, her plans are revealed. 

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On this edition of Political Rewind, we come to you from Augusta.


House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., left, talks with Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, the ranking member, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 10, 2019.
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House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) are adding their voices those questioning the circumstances surrounding the death of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

RELATED: Jeffrey Epstein Dead By Apparent Suicide At Manhattan Jail

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro listens as Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
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The campaign trail has been quiet after the Secretary of State announced Georgia's 2020 Presidential Primary was moving to a later date in March. No candidate has made an official campaign stop since the beginning of June. 

That will change this weekend when five White House hopefuls make their way to Atlanta to headline a candidate forum hosted by the Black Church Political Action Committee (PAC). 

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Among the races for U.S. House of Representatives around the country, few are as closely watched and contested as Georgia's 7th Congressional District. After five-term Republican Rob Woodall declared he would not seek re-election, several have considered entering the race. Challengers include Woodall's 2018 opponent, Georgia Legislators, a former NFL star, business executives and a number of first-time politicians. 

Hear from the candidates who hope to represent Georgia's 7th Congressional District. Each candidate was given two minutes to explain the top issue that has driven them to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Georgia's 6th Congressional District includes Cobb County, Northern Fulton County and parts of Dekalb County.
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With every U.S. House seat on the ballot in 2020, candidates across Georgia are fine-tuning their messaging to court voters. Hear from the candidates who hope to represent Georgia's 6th Congressional District north of Atlanta.

Each candidate was given two minutes to explain the top issue that has driven them to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. 

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On this edition of Political Rewind, competing visions for creating a better future for Americans are being showcased in Atlanta this weekend.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, warning signs emerge that Gov. Brian Kemp’s plans for a partial expansion of Medicaid in Georgia may not win full support from the federal government and could cost far more than the state may be able to pay.

Alveda King, niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., along with religious leaders, from left, Rev. Bill Owens, Rev. Dean Nelson and Bishop Harry Jackson, speaks at the White House following a meeting with President Donald Trump.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, as the chorus of critics grow louder for what they say are President Trump’s racist pronouncements, hear why Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., says the criticisms are wrong.


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Today on Political Rewind, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has annonced new voting machines will be put in place ahead of the 2020 Presidential Primary. Where will the machines come from and how long will it take to get poll workers trained? Is it enough time for the primary election in March?


Store surveillance video shows a confrotation between a state lawmaker and Publix shopper.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, allegations presented by Rep. Erica Thomas, as the victim of a racist taunt in a Cobb County supermarket, now appear to have unfolded differently than she described. What do the furiously partisan responses to the story tell us about the current political climate?


In this June 19, 2013, file photo, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. When special counsel Mueller testifies before Congress it will be a moment many have been waiting for, but it comes with risk for Democrats.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Robert Mueller will give his highly anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill tomorrow. With four members on the House Judiciary Committee from Georgia, what roles will they play during the hearing? 


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On this edition of Political Rewind, a newly released poll offers clues about Georgian’s opinions on how Gov. Brian Kemp is performing in office, their feelings towards President Trump, and which Democratic presidential candidate is their current top choice. 


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On this edition of Political Rewind, a state commissioned study shows Georgia faces a major challenge in providing health coverage to its poorer residents. The report will be used by officials to draft waivers for expanding medicaid and insurance protections.


U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks as, from left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listen during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Sam Olens ran two successful statewide campaigns for attorney general and chose not to confront the anti-semitic slurs directed at him from some voters, a decision he now regrets.


Joe Biden, left,  speaks during a presidential candidates forum in Des Moines, Iowa. Bernie Sanders, right,  participates in a rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, members of Georgia’s congressional delegation respond to President Trump’s tweets urging Democratic congresswoman of color to go back where they came from.


Plant McDonough-Atkinson in Smyrna, Ga is a natural gas plant capable of producing in excess of 2,500 MWs, enough energy to power approximately 625,000 homes.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, the Public Service Commission is preparing to vote on a power plan that will determine how the state generates power and how much they will produce in the years ahead. A move away from coal is a mainstay of the plan.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry becomes the latest to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate in 2020. 

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., walks to the elevator for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, in New York. Casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations, President Donald Trump said Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, that Deferred Action for Chi
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Today on Political Rewind, the cash behind the campaigns. What do the fundraising numbers for candidates reveal about their support and how could the races in 2020 play out?

 


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On this edition of Political Rewind, Democrats across the state are crafting their strategy to attempt a majority in the next state legislative election. Hoping to mobilize voters around the heartbeat bill and internal GOP party struggles, party leaders are optimistic.


Gov. Brian Kemp speaks to members of the Georgia House at the state Capitol in Atlanta.
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Governor of Georgia Brian Kemp is asking the Department of Drivers Services to "conduct a full investigation" into the claims of discrimination against Puerto Rican applicants. 

This is in response to a lawsuit filed in federal court on Tuesday alleging Georgia is discriminating against Puerto Rican driver's license applicants by treating them differently than other citizens. 

Protestors march outside of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Homestead, Fla. A coalition of religious groups and immigrant advocates said they want the Homestead detention center closed.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Rep. John Lewis tours a detention center in Florida housing migrant children that has become a focal point of the immigration battle. Additionally, the Department of Health and Human Services works to prepare more facilities, including one in Georgia.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, left, speaks in Washington. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, right, at the state Capitol in Atlanta.
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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello is calling on Gov. Brian Kemp to address allegations that Puerto Rican citizens are being discriminated against when applying for a Georgia drivers license. 

In a statement Rosello said that a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination when attempting to obtain a drivers license is "absurd." 

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On this edition of Political Rewind, it is unclear whether the citizenship question will be added to the 2020 census after the U.S. Supreme Court sent the issue back to lower courts. The partisan implications of the question have been hotly debated, but what could be the economic impact of the decision in Georgia? 


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President Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed Jimmy Carter's swipe at the legitimacy of his election and said the charge was nothing more than a "Democrat talking point," while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old former commander in chief.

Glynn County commissioner and insurance agent Bob Coleman.
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A county commissioner in coastal Georgia says he’s innocent after a grand jury indicted him on charges that he took money from clients of his insurance business.

The empty courtroom is seen at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia has filed a lawsuit asking the federal court to block implementation of the state’s restrictive new abortion law.  ACLU Director Andrea Young joins us to discuss the basis for the suit.


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