January’s almost over, but the year’s still getting started in Georgia politics.
The inauguration of the state’s new leadership has passed and the 2019 legislative session is underway, but after a tumultuous election year in 2018, there will be plenty to watch in Georgia in 2019 and in the lead-up to the 2020 election cycle.
In the latest episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein and AJC Washington correspondent Tamar Hallerman discuss the biggest questions they have for 2019 and what to keep your eye on ahead of the 2020 election season.
Reading material (separated by topic mentioned):
Will Georgia emerge as a legit battleground state?
- National forces help shape Georgia’s governor’s race
- The Jolt: While Stacey Abrams ponders Senate race, David Perdue extols MLK from Ebenezer
Who will challenge David Perdue?
What will Stacey Abrams do?
- Georgia’s Stacey Abrams takes aim at possible Senate campaign
- As she ponders Senate run, Abrams keeps focus on Kemp
Will lawmakers tackle Georgia’s voting issues?
- Could Georgia lawmakers eliminate long runoff campaigns?
- AJC poll: Georgians support paper ballots and oppose voter purges
Can Republicans make up lost ground in the suburbs?
- A blue ‘tsunami’ in Atlanta’s suburbs reshapes Georgia politics
- Georgia Republicans refocus on pocketbook issues after suburban losses
How will Democrats leverage their new power in Georgia?
- Meet Nikema Williams, the newly elected leader of Georgia’s Democrats
- Georgia Democrats regroup in Atlanta to prepare for 2020
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