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The battle for Buckhead intensifies as Kemp and Perdue court evangelicals
The battle lines are being drawn in the fight over Buckhead, while some of the biggest names in the 2022 GOP primary try to win over some of the state’s most conservative voters. In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, Atlanta Journal-Constitution political insider Greg Bluestein is first joined by AJC city hall reporters Wilborn Nobles and J.D. Capelouto to discuss the new developments in the Buckhead cityhood issue. Our team looks at the warm reception Mayor Andre Dickens is getting under the gold dome, while we also have audio you won’t hear anywhere else from the latest fundraiser for Buckhead City supporters.
Later, Greg is joined by political insider columnist Patricia Murphy to breakdown why Governor Brian Kemp may have gained an edge over his challenger David Perdue with those at Georgia’s Faith and Freedom conference. Plus we look at the attacks from Herschel Walker’s opponents in the senate race.
Perdue’s election police force & voting rights bill fails again
David Perdue shows off his latest tactic in his quest to knock fellow Republican Brian Kemp out of the Governor’s Mansion. In this episode of Politically Georgia, Atlanta Journal-Constitution political insiders Greg Bluestein, Patricia Murphy and Tia Mitchell discuss why Perdue is proposing a police force to enforce Georgia’s election laws. Plus, our team looks at what’s next for the federal voting rights legislation after it fails in the senate. And after the anniversary of their swearing in, we look back on the first year in Washington for Georgia’s senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
Inside Georgia's record-setting budget
Governor Kemp has proposed the largest budget in state history. So how does Georgia plan to spend $30.2 billion? In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, Atlanta Journal-Constitution political insider Greg Bluestein is joined by AJC assistant senior editor and state budget expert James Salzer to explain where the money is going.
Listen to hear why Salzer says this budget is like “Governor Kemp is in a Mardi Gras parade throwing out candy to people because there’s so much available in this budget.” Plus, why there’s so much money going to education and prisons.
Kemp’s state of the state & Biden returns to Ga.
The state of the State of Georgia includes pay hikes and gun rights. In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, Atlanta Journal Constitution political insiders Greg Bluestein and Patricia Murphy a deep look at what Governor Kemp had to say in his 2022 “State of the State” address. Our team looks at why Kemp is making education, gun rights and criminal justice priorities in his final year before the election. Plus, we breakdown President Biden’s visit to Atlanta, the fall out on his comments about voting rights legislation and why Stacey Abrams wasn’t there.
Kemp’s legislative agenda and Biden’s visit to Ga.
The 2022 Georgia legislative session begins on Monday and Governor Brian Kemp has laid down what he wants to accomplish. In this episode of Politically Georgia, Atlanta Journal-Constitution political insiders Greg Bluestein and Patricia Murphy preview what they expect to happen under the gold dome in the next few months. Hear what Kemp has to say about everything from distance learning in a pandemic, to gun rights and election laws. Plus, we look at why some Democrats are not happy about President Biden’s trip to Georgia on Tuesday and how the National Championship Game is affecting local politics.
Inside the campaign to undermine Georgia’s election
For months, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been investigating the sustained efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election. In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host and AJC political insider Greg Bluestein takes you behind the scenes of our reporting.
Greg is joined by our lead reporter on this project David Wickert and Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell to discuss how we got the story, how it’s still unfolding and how it’s connected to the January 6th riot at the Capitol.
Really keeps the listeners up to speed on all things political in this fascinating and wonderful Peach State!
Dropped it to a 1. This show really is a train wreck
Dropped this show to a 2. Absolutely no pretense of objectivity. I expect left leaning from an AJC product but Tia, a frequent participant, is a straight-up partisan activist
Greg and his guests are so informative! I listen every week. The quality is terrific and the content is rock solid. It’s a must listen!