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Political Breakfast: Comey Firing; 6th District And More

May 12, 2017

Even in a world that is now accustomed to big surprises, it was a dizzying week in politics.

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President Donald Trump, who had just visited the Atlanta area to support Karen Handel's 6th Congressional District campaign, abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey. 

That event, in turn, could affect the close battle for the seat left vacant by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price -- at least according to political strategists Brian Robinson and Tharon Johnson.

Robinson and Johnson visited "Morning Edition" for another Political Breakfast with host Denis O'Hayer.  Robinson is a Republican strategist and former deputy chief of staff and communications director for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Johnson is a Democratic strategist and former national Southern regional director for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign.

(Note:  The expanded version also includes some thoughts on Deal's decision to sign the controversial "campus carry" bill, and the recent arrest of DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann.)