Podcast: Gov. Kemp rejects mandates, Senate race heats up

08/30/2021 — Atlanta, Georgia — Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a COVID-19 update press conference at the Georgia Capitol Building in Atlanta, Monday, August 30, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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08/30/2021 — Atlanta, Georgia — Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a COVID-19 update press conference at the Georgia Capitol Building in Atlanta, Monday, August 30, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

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As COVID-19 continues to ravage Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp is trying to navigate a challenging path. Kemp has refused to ban masks requirements as other Republican-controlled states have done, but he is also declining aggressive steps such as requiring vaccines or masks. AJC Political Insider Patricia Murphy joined host Greg Bluestein in today’s episode to discuss the coronavirus, Donald Trump’s endorsement of Herschel Walker in the U.S. Senate race, an early contender for soundbite of the year and college football predictions.