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‘Political Rewind’ replay: John Barrow, Tom Price and eventually, anthem-kneeling

On today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind,” we reach immediate consensus on former Democratic congressman John Barrow’s decision to attempt a statewide run for secretary of state next year.

It makes political sense: It’s an open seat, the Republican field could be a volatile one, and as long as the Russian hacking story lives, electoral security will be a major issue in 2018.

But there was a cruel streak loose in the studio today. Only after wading through a number of other issues – Tom Price’s preference for private jets and maneuverings over transit included -- did we allow our resident Monday Republican to defend President Donald Trump’s attack on anthem-kneeling in the NFL.

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

Today’s panelists: Host Bill Nigut; yours truly; “Uncle” Buddy Darden, a former Democratic congressman; and Republican strategist 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.