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Political Breakfast: Democrats' Future; GOP Town Halls; And More

Feb 24, 2017

This week, an internal fight among Democrats about the future of their party culminated in Atlanta, with the election of a new party chair.  Meanwhile, Republican members of Congress were trying to decide whether to hold town hall meetings in their districts -- meetings that might be filled with voters who are angry about the policies of the new Trump administration.

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Meanwhile, at the State Capitol, Gov. Nathan Deal announced he is still opposed to "religious freedom" legislation. And at Atlanta City Hall, the firing of the chief procurement officer was the latest controversy for a legislative body embroiled in a bribery scandal.

On "Morning Edition," Denis O'Hayer got some thoughts on all of it, from political strategists Brian Robinson and Tharon Johnson.  Robinson is a Republican who served as deputy chief of staff and communications director for Deal.  Johnson is a Democrat, and former national southern regional director for the Obama 2012 campaign.

(Note:  The expanded edition includes some thoughts on the future of casino legislation in the General Assembly this year.)