On the record – off the clock.  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. It’s all steered by Denis O’Hayer, who has covered Georgia politics for close to 40 years.

Secret Recordings Rock GOP Runoff, Cobb County Mulls Big Budget Shortfall

What’s been the fallout from the secret recording of Lieutenant Governor Cagle, one of two candidates left in the Republican primary runoff for governor? A look at that question a week after the tape’s release; Democrats deal with runoffs of their own in the suburbs north of Atlanta; Cobb County tries to resolve a $30 million budget shortfall; and Atlanta could help host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. All that and more on this week’s menu.

Cobb County Democratic Pary Chair Michael Owens and former Georgia Republican Party chair Chuck Clay join Denis O’Hayer (@denisohayer) for a wide-ranging political conversation.

Produced by Sam Whitehead (@sclaudwhitehead).

Republicans Start Gubernatorial Runoff Fight, Democrats Search For Party Unity

Who will come out on top in the Republican gubernatorial primary? A look at that race with still weeks to go before the runoff; Democrats look for some party unity for their unified ticket; Fulton County homeowners cope with a property tax spike; all that and more on this week’s menu.

Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson (@TharonJohnson) and former Georgia Republican Party chair Chuck Clay join Denis O’Hayer (@denisohayer) for a wide-ranging political conversation.

Produced by Sam Whitehead (@sclaudwhitehead).

Primary Races, Atlanta Subpoenas, and Eagle’s Landing

With just days to go before next week’s primary elections, we’ll look at how the race for Georgia governor is shaping up; the fallout from former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s decision to withhold information about a federal subpoena from city council and the public; a major credit rating agency has weighed in on what could happen if voters decide to create the new city of Eagle’s Landing from the city of Stockbridge. All of that and more on this week’s menu.

Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson (@TharonJohnson) and former U.S. Congressman, Republican Lynn Westmoreland (@Westmoreland_GA) join Denis O’Hayer (@denisohayer) for a wide-ranging political conversation.

Produced by Sam Whitehead (@sclaudwhitehead).

Georgia’s Primary Elections Heat Up

With just a few weeks to go before the May 22nd primary elections, we’ll look at how the races are shaping up; Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addresses the state of the city after a tough first 100 days in office; and time is running out for Governor Nathan Deal to make decisions on which bills to sign or veto. All of that and more on this week’s menu.

Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson (@TharonJohnson) and former U.S. Congressman, Republican Lynn Westmoreland (@Westmoreland_GA) join Denis O’Hayer (@denisohayer) for a wide-ranging political conversation.

Produced by Sam Whitehead (@sclaudwhitehead).

Extra Helping: Republican Marc Urbach

UPDATE: In the time since this interview was recorded, Marc Urbach announced he’d ended his campaign.

This is it! The final interview in our series of conversations with all the major party candidates running in contested races for Georgia governor in the May 22nd primary elections.

Republican Marc Urbach is an historical writer and speaker who lives in Dunwoody. He’s a former public school teacher in Gwinnett County and ran for president in 2016 as a write-in candidate.

Check the feed Wednesdays and Fridays in the weeks leading up to the primaries for more interviews.

Produced by Sam Whitehead (@sclaudwhitehead).

Extra Helping: Republican Hunter Hill

We’re just under a month away from the May 22nd primary elections!

This bonus episode of Political Breakfast continues our series of interviews with all the major party candidates for Georgia governor running in those elections.

Republican Hunter Hill is a former state senator and was elected to represent a district in Fulton and Cobb counties in 2012. He resigned to run for governor last year and currently heads a leadership development company.

Check the feed Wednesdays and Fridays in the weeks leading up to the primaries for more interviews.

Produced by Sam Whitehead (@sclaudwhitehead).

Extra Helping: Republican Clay Tippens

November’s midterm elections are months away, but the primary elections are right around the corner.

This bonus episode of Political Breakfast continues our series of interviews with all the major party candidates for Georgia governor running in the May 22nd primaries.

Republican Clay Tippens a former Navy SEAL and tech company executive.

Check the feed Wednesdays and Fridays in the weeks leading up to the primaries for more interviews.

Produced by Sam Whitehead (@sclaudwhitehead).

Extra Helping: Republican Michael Williams

There are a lot of candidates vying to win their party’s nomination to run for Georgia governor.

This bonus episode of Political Breakfast continues our series of interviews with all the major party candidates in competitive races for that office in the May 22nd primaries.

Republican Michael Williams is a certified public accountant and has represented a district in Forsyth County in the state senate for the past four years.

Check the feed Wednesdays and Fridays in the weeks leading up to the primaries for more interviews.

Produced by Sam Whitehead (@sclaudwhitehead).

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