No doldrums early this summer in Georgia politics! With early voting already underway, and election day looming on June 20, the two candidates in the 6th Congressional District runoff are preparing for the next phase: at least two key debates.
(One of those debates will be on June 8 on WABE & PBA-30). Meanwhile, the state's Republican party prepares to elect its next chairman at a weekend convention in Augusta.
All of which made this a perfect time for another Political Breakfast on Morning Edition with Denis O'Hayer. He spoke with Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson, a national Southern regional director for the Obama 2012 campaign, and Brian Robinson, a Republican strategist and former deputy chief of staff for Gov. Nathan Deal.
The expanded version also includes analysis of the brewing battles for the 2018 Democratic and Republican nominations for governor, and the latest developments in the case of DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann. He was arrested in May at Atlanta's Piedmont Park, on accusations of exposing himself and then trying to flee from police.