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‘Political Rewind’ replay: Hotel Trump, and a brewing Democratic fight for governor

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” started with a conversation with Time magazine’s Alex Altman whose cover story on President Trump’s D.C. as the new center of GOP politics is making waves.

But beyond that, the primary point of discussion was Gov. Roy Barnes’ Monday endorsement of state Rep. Stacey Evans of Smyrna in the Democratic race for governor, over House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams of Atlanta.

If you couldn’t catch it live, click here to listen live – and pay particular attention to Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson explain why the 2018 race for governor is such a volatile one for Democrats:


Today’s panelists: Host Bill Nigut; yours truly; Altman; Johnson; and Republican consultant Brian Robinson.

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Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.