Ted Terry

Monday on Political Rewind, there is one less contender in the Democratic race for David Perdue’s seat in the U.S. Senate. Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry has announced he will quit that race and run instead for a seat on the DeKalb County commission.

Several key rural legislators are pushing back against Gov. Brian Kemp’s demands for deep cuts in the state budget. House Appropriations Chairman Terry England said he fears the cuts will hurt efforts to improve health care in rural areas of the state.

Kemp has told lawmakers his cuts are necessary to protect the state against an economic downturn.


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Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry is ending his bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate to face David Perdue, announcing instead he will run for a vacant seat on the DeKalb County Commission.

Terry, who hoped his status as the progressive millennial mayor of the tiny town in DeKalb would propel him ahead of three Democratic rivals, said in an interview Sunday he would be stepping down as mayor in March to run for the DeKalb Super District 6 seat. Current Commissioner Kathie Gannon recently announced she would retire at the end of her term later this year. 

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Millions of dollars have poured in to Georgia congressional campaign coffers in the last three months, as candidates look to show their viability a year out from the 2020 election.

The campaign finance reports submitted Tuesday show Democrats outraising Republicans in two key U.S. House races while needing to play catch-up in a U.S. Senate race.

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


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As you might already know, both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats will be on the ballot next November.

You also may know that Gov. Brian Kemp has selected Republican megadonor Kelly Loeffler to replace the retired Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson on the ballot in 2020 and, if successful, the governor’s reelection campaign in 2022. With official qualifying just weeks away, the time for candidates to enter into the race is drawing to a close.

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.
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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.

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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The millennial mayor of one of Georgia’s most diverse cities is promising to “bring courage back to Washington” if elected to the U.S. Senate.

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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.