Stacey Abrams

GPB

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. 

Seth Wenig / AP

Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has announced a multimillion-dollar initiative to staff and fund voter protection teams in battleground states across the country ahead of the 2020 elections.

Abrams said Tuesday that she would focus on that effort rather than run for president herself. She made the announcement during a speech before a labor union convention in Las Vegas.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office

Today on Political Rewind, as the debate over access to guns rages on, Georgia’s Republican lawmakers remain largely silent even as President Trump declares he’ll support new background check legislation.

Associated Press

The 2018 election for governor between Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams may be over, but second quarter fundraising numbers show healthy war chests for parts of their political futures.

Kemp raised more than $726,000 from April to June and is sitting on more than $1.2 million just a few months into his term as governor. He raised close to $21 million in the race against Abrams, and this quarter's haul will go towards a potential rematch in 2022.

Kate Brumback / AP Photo/File

On this edition of Political Rewind, members of the Democratic U.S. House of Representatives votes in favor to send billions of dollars in humanitarian aid to detention centers holding immigrant children under conditions described as deplorable. Will the Republican held senate go along with the effort?


GPB

On this edition of Political Rewind, racial issues continue to dominate the headlines this week as candidates aim to court African-American voters in the south.


GPB

Today on Political Rewind, with two recent appointments Gov. Brian Kemp looks to broaden and diversify Republican leadership in the state. 

Grant Blankenship / GPB

A Georgia government agency tasked with enforcing campaign finance laws is drawing scrutiny for how it is investigating former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Lawyers for Abrams say the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission didn’t follow its own rules in its investigation, including when it issued subpoenas in April to the campaign and a number of independent advocacy groups that supported Abrams.

Seth Wenig / AP

After Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp postponed a trip to Hollywood amid fallout over the abortion ban he signed into law, his Democratic rival Stacey Abrams is planning to go instead.

Emma Nigut

On this edition of Political Rewind, a federal judge has blocked the Mississippi abortion bill that closely resembles Georgia’s new “fetal heartbeat” measure. It is the latest judicial action halting new state laws that severely restrict abortion. What would this mean for Georgia’s new law?

 


GPB News

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams says she's still considering running for president in 2020.

Abrams answered "yes" when asked in an interview with Pod Save America airing Thursday afternoon if she was still contemplating joining the crowded Democratic presidential field.

Abrams has also been floated as a possible vice-presidential pick, though she recently downplayed the idea, telling ABC that "you don't run for second place."

Grant Blankenship / GPB

After months of speculation, it’s official: Stacey Abrams is not running for U.S. Senate against David Perdue (R-GA) in 2020.

In an interview with GPB News Monday night, Abrams said that she is also not ruling out a White House run next year but will also not provide a timeline for any decision on that race. There are currently 20 candidates running for the Democratic nomination.


Former Congressman John Barrow has annonuced a campaign for Georgia State Supreme Court.
John Bazemore / AP Photo

On this edition of Political Rewind, Georgia officials fear that a ruling by the Department of Justice could cost the state millions of dollars in lottery revenues and jeopardize funding for Hope Scholarships and pre-k programs.


2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks at the Ankeny Area Democrats' Winter Banquet, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Charlie Neibergall / AP Photo

This weekend, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) became the latest presidential hopeful to visit the state in an effort to claim endorsements from top Democrats.

Klobuchar met privately with former President Jimmy Carter at his home in Plains on Friday. Following their lunch, she shared an image with the former president and first lady. "Got some good advice and helpful to hear about their grassroots presidential campaign (when no one thought they could win but they did!)"

David Goldman / AP Photo

This week in Georgia politics was all about the state's voting system. Rep. Barry Fleming (R-Harlem) filed a bill that proposed changing the voting machines from touchscreens to a new ballot-marking device. The bill also suggests changes to absentee ballots and voter registration.

GPB's Stephen Fowler stopped by "On Second Thought" to discuss the voting changes.

Stephen Fowler | GPB News

A Democrat-led U.S. House subcommittee dealing with elections heard testimony on voting rights in Georgia Tuesday. 

The "Field Hearing on Voting Rights and Election Administration in Georgia" met at the Carter Center, and featured testimony from the ACLU of Georgia, a Fulton County voter and former gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, among others. 


GPB/ Stephen Fowler

Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is considering a potential run for Senate in 2020 against Republican incumbent David Perdue.

Abrams, who gave the Democratic response to the president's State of the Union address earlier this month, has continued to push for what she calls a "fair voting system" in Georgia.  


Gov. Brian Kemp speaks after being sworn in as Georgia's governor during a ceremony at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

On this edition of Political Rewind, Governor Kemp says he’ll ask the legislature to approve a plan for Medicaid waivers that will make health care more available to poor and middle-class Georgians.  How will the plan fare among lawmakers and Georgia voters?

Left, Doug Mills / Right, Pool Image / Associated Press

President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress last night. The message began with calls for bipartisan unity but took a sharp turn to rebuke investigations of his administration. He then continued with calls for his signature issues: immigration and a border wall. Following the speech, all eyes were on Georgia, where former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic response from Atlanta.

GPB Politics Reporter Stephen Fowler recapped it all for “On Second Thought." He also discussed elements of the speeches that have real-world implications in Georgia.


Left, Doug Mills / Right, Pool Image / Associated Press

On this edition of Political Rewind, during his State of The Union address, President Trump makes a plea for unity but makes it clear he’s not budging on his tough stance on immigration.


Youtube

Former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams became the first African-American woman to deliver a response to the State of the Union Tuesday night.

Liam James Doyle / NPR

President Donald Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Expected start time is 9 p.m.

Grant Blankenship / GPB News

It’s often called the worst job in politics, but for more than 50 years someone from the opposing party has delivered a response to the President’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. 

This time, it’s Stacey Abrams.


Connor Carey / Wikimedia Commons

On this edition of Political Rewind, Republican and Democratic women in the state legislature have declared a temporary truce to speak out about how they’ve been marginalized by male leaders. State Senator Jen Jordan joins us to talk about the issues driving their concerns.


Donald Trump speaking at the White House Thursday, January 31, 2019.
GPB

On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp announces a new director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. We’ll look at the career of the man he’s putting in charge of state law enforcement.


Gov. Brian Kemp speaks to Scott Slade on GPB's Lawmakers, Tuesday January 29, 2019.
Lawmakers / GPB

On this edition of Political Rewind, Stacey Abrams is in the national spotlight after the announcement that she’ll give the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of The Union address. What impact will this high-reward, high-risk assignment have on her political future?


Grant Blankenship / GPB

Former Democratic nominee for governor Stacey Abrams will deliver remarks on behalf of Democrats following President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union address on Feb. 5.

Senate minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, and a representative from Abrams' camp confirmed with GPB News.

President Donald Trump announced a deal to temporarily reopen the government, in the Rose Garden of the White House.
The White House

On this edition of Political Rewind, after two bills failed to break the standoff between Republicans and Democrats, President Donald Trump announced a deal to temporarily reopen all the agencies of the federal government.


A Transportation Security Administration employee checks an air traveler's identification at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Atlanta.
John Bazemore / AP Photo

On this edition of Political Rewind, as legislators continue budget hearings at the state capitol, attention has shifted to spending priorities for the coming year.


On this edition of Political Rewind, the race for 2020 is well underway and Georgia is already a player.

Pages