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‘Political Rewind’ replay: On whether Georgia could catch what Alabama came down with Tuesday

6:03 pm Dec. 15, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” was an excellent opportunity to continue the dissection of Democrat Doug Jones’ victory over Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama race for U.S. Senate.

Republican consultant Heath Garrett had done some work in the state, and Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson can see Alabama from her house.

The natural question: Can what Jones did in Alabama be replicated in Georgia’s 2018 race for governor? Michael Owens,

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Steve Bannon was Alabama’s big loser, says David Ralston

5:39 pm Dec. 13, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” was largely an autopsy of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama – but with House Speaker David Ralston in the house, conversation ultimately drifted to the coming session of the Legislature.

Some Ralston-esque thoughts on the unexpected thumping of Roy Moore in Alabama:

— First something light: “Probably, Doug Jones should be very thankful today that Nick Saban didn’t get in that race.”

— And then

‘Political Rewind’ replay: On Roy Moore in Alabama, and a sexual harassment committee in Georgia

6:15 pm Dec. 11, 2017

With 24 hours to go before Alabama polls close, today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” could help but open on the U.S. Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

One thought cast on the water: Economic development specialists in Georgia must be giddy over the advantage they’ll have over Alabama in the next fight for a big tug-of-war over a big corporate relocation.

The show’s surprise: A feisty

‘Political Rewind’ replay: The Atlanta race for mayor – and Jerusalem, too.

5:26 pm Dec. 6, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” couldn’t help but lead on the finish to the Atlanta mayoral race, in which Keisha Lance Bottoms defeated Mary Norwood by a mere 759 votes.

One early nugget: Some Buckhead precincts didn’t prove as strong for Norwood as they had eight years ago, when she was defeated by Kasim Reed.

If you couldn’t catch it live, click below to listen now:

Today’s panelists: Host Bill Nigut;

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Donald Trump endorses Roy Moore

5:57 pm Dec. 4, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” starts with President Donald Trump’s Air Force One endorsement of Roy Moore, the embattled Republican in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama.

“Go get ‘em, Roy,” Trump told the candidate. The consensus: It could work. Which is not necessarily what Republicans already in the Senate want.

And then there is tomorrow’s runoff for mayor of Atlanta: Over the weekend, Keisha Lance Bottoms brought in U.S.

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Keisha Lance Bottoms, meet Mary Norwood – and vice versa

6:07 pm Nov. 28, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” was a pioneering event: A conversational Atlanta mayoral debate, livestreamed statewide and broadcast live on 88.5 FM.

Runoff candidates Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood spent an hour in GPB studios, discussing race, corruption, income disparity and relations with the state Capitol. It was a lively event well worth watching here:

A quick summary from fellow Insider Greg Bluestein:

Bottoms faced tough questions over the

‘Political Rewind’ replay: The Atlanta constants of traffic and Confederate symbolism

6:25 pm Nov. 20, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” began with a discussion of the expansion contemplated for I-285 and whether room should be reserved for a transit option.

Not commuter rail itself, but a kind of reserved space – just in case we get around to it.

Then there’s the topic of streets named for Confederate leaders in Atlanta, and the thing itself. It looks like Confederate Avenue in Grant Park is on

‘Political Rewind’ replay: Shirley Franklin on the ATL race for mayor

6:23 pm Nov. 17, 2017

With former mayor Shirley Franklin in the house, today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” couldn’t help but start out with a look at the Atlanta mayor’s race between Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood.

Franklin repeated her contention that trust was a basic issue in the campaign – pointing to the federal investigators currently digging their way through City Hall. A little bit of news: Franklin said she had