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‘Political Rewind’ replay: Putting the Sixth District in the rearview mirror

7:02 pm Jun. 23, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” puts the last shovel-full of dirt on the Sixth District congressional race – and then moves quickly to President Donald Trump’s apparent declaration that he was just joshing about those tapes. Maybe.

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

Today’s panelists: Host Bill Nigut; yours truly; Andra Gillespie, the Emory University political scientist; Anita Sharpe of Bloomberg News; and Patricia Murphy

‘Political Rewind’ replay: A nasty TV ad makes a late appearance in race for the Sixth

6:31 pm Jun. 19, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” featured a five-member cast dissecting the final entrails for omens in the Sixth District race for Congress.

The verdict: Too close to call. One area of agreement: A gunshot pocked TV ad from a little-known super PAC, attempting to tie Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign to the shooting of a Republican congressman last week, is a bridge too far.

FYI, Republican Karen Handel denounced it, too.


When your own rhetoric gives you license to commit mayhem. And worse

9:00 pm Jun. 16, 2017

Two Sundays ago, I was chatting with my friend Denis O’Hayer, the Atlanta host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” on WABE (90.1FM).

He mentioned that he would be the sole moderator in that week’s second 6th Congressional District debate between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel.

A topic had been weighing on my mind, and I like to meddle. So I pitched O’Hayer a question that could be posed to both candidates.