Political Rewind: As Kemp Kicks Off 2022 Run, Potential Opponents Wait In The Wings

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A Kemp reelection ad.
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Gov. Brian Kemp's campaign has released an inaugural ad for the Republican's reelection bid.

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Friday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp launched his campaign for reelection recently. He starts the race with a formidable war chest but he continues to face criticism from former President Donald Trump and his allies. Is there a credible Republican primary challenge waiting in the wings?

And what kind of tone will Kemp seek to strike in his campaign? Does he have a chance at attracting crucial voters in suburban areas?

Also: In the first court challenge of Georgia’s new election law, a federal judge has rejected a lawsuit seeking to block sections of the law from being enforced in two special legislative runoff elections.

However, the ruling may not be a foreshadowing of how courts will view other efforts to overturn the new law. In the case, the judge rejected the lawsuit on the basis that it was too late in the runoff cycle to change the rules.

Panelists:

Patricia Murphy — Politics Reporter and Columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rep. Chuck Efstration —  State Representative (R-Dacula)

Sen. Michelle Au — State Senator (D-Johns Creek)

Chuck Williams — Reporter, WRBL-TV Columbus