Rep. John Barrow will not attend the Atlanta Press Club debate scheduled for Sunday:
Citing a “family commitment,” Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow is skipping Sunday’s televised debate with Republican Ray McKinney.
The Atlanta event, sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club, is due to be aired live on Georgia Public Television.
It will be the second debate the Savannah lawmaker has passed over this year; he missed one with his primary opponent, Regina Thomas.
Barrow spokeswoman Jane Brodsky wouldn’t describe the family event other than to say it’s “something he has to attend.”
GA-12 listed as “Likely Dem” by Real Clear Politics.
Other debates scheduled for Sunday are:
Supreme Court Justice
Invited Candidates: Tammy Lynn Adkins, David Nahmias and Matt Wilson
Airs live at GPB from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m
Congressional District 7
Invited Candidates: Doug Heckman and Rob Woodall
Airs live at GPB from 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Congressional District 8
Invited Candidates: Jim Marshall and Austin Scott
Airs live at GPB from 7:00-7:30 p.m.
I’m not sure if we’ll have a live-blog or not, but we’ll at least post an open thread.