53 minutes | Jan 8th 2021

Political Rewind: Warnock, Ossoff Make History, Representing Pivotal Period For Peach State Politics

Friday on Political Rewind: Two new senators are poised to head to the U.S. Capitol to represent Georgia in the nation's highest legislative body. Sen. Kelly Loeffler conceded defeat to the Rev. Raphael Warnock. Loeffler said she called Warnock to congratulate him on his victory in their U.S. Senate race. As Georgia legislators prepare for the start of the 2021 session on Monday, proposed changes to the state's absentee election law will be one of the most contentious issues of the session. Some Republican lawmakers want to enact restrictions on absentee voting by mail, but the state’s top GOP lawmaker, Speaker of the House David Ralston, said he remains unconvinced change is needed. Panelists: Jim Galloway — Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Heath Garrett — Political Strategist, Former-Chief of Staff for Sen. Johnny Isakson Patricia Murphy — Politics Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Rep. Calvin Smyre — Georgia House Representative, (D-Columbus)
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