Mainline editor-in-chief Aja Arnold sits down (virtually) with Barrington Martin II, who ran against Sen. John Lewis in Atlanta’s June 9 primary. In previous coverage, the Mainline noted that Martin was the only candidate to openly support universal health care as well as “The People’s Bailout.”
Since Lewis’ passing (Rest in Power), the Democratic Party has selected Nikema Williams to take his place on the general election ballot in November. There will be a special election on Sept. 29 to determine who will act as the district’s Congress representation until January 2021.
Martin garnered over 16,000 votes in the primary. In this interview, the two discuss the party’s selection process and Martin’s ideas and experience in running for Congress. The two also discuss other local politics and systemic issues at large. Aja also briefs listeners on recent issues, including the fraud charges against Councilmember Antonio Brown and the newly hyped #settleforbiden campaign.