Veteran Atlanta political reporter Denis O'Hayer hosts a conversation between strategists from the right and the left. Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson and Republican strategist Brian Robinson bring their personalities and passion to the table for an informed, respectful and lively discussion. They spar, they delve into topics others avoid, and they give credit where it's due...
Now that Amazon won’t be getting a private MARTA car, maybe we can reserve one for the Political Breakfast! While we wait for that, we bid you welcome to another un-subsidized edition. It’s a sumptuous feast this time, to say the least: the continuing legal and political war over the governor’s race; runoffs for a couple of other top posts; a special session of the legislature; and–oh, yes–that “thanks-but-no-thanks” from Amazon, followed by the delivery of the sweeteners Georgia was ready to offer the giant company. WABE political contributor Denis O’Hayer welcomes a couple of folks who know a lot about all this: Brian Robinson is a Republican strategist, public affairs consultant and former deputy chief of staff for Governor Nathan Deal; Michael Owens is the chairman of the Cobb County Democrats (he’s filling in for Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson, who is away for this edition).
Political strategists Tharon Johnson and Brian Robinson join host Denis O’Hayer on stage before a crowd of hundreds at Emory University’s School of Law. As the midterm election draws near, heavy hitters like Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Mike Pence and Donald Trump head to Georgia to campaign for gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp.
From the number 14 hipster city in the United States, it’s an oh-so-hip edition of the Political Breakfast!
According to new polling, the Georgia governor’s race remains virtually tied, while outside help pours in to both major party candidates. We’ll check to see if the fight over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination will affect how Georgians cast their ballots. And a couple of streets with old Confederate names got new ones.
WABE political contributor Denis O’Hayer is your host. Joining us again: Brian Robinson, a Republican strategist, and former deputy chief of staff for Governor Nathan Deal. Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson is back, too. He’s a former national southern regional director of the Obama 2012 campaign.