Rick Allen and Lee Anderson can’t seem to agree on debates. Anderson has not seemed to find time that he could debate Rick Allen for the GA-12 GOP runoff, with the winner going on to face John Barrow. Anderson, to be charitable, is not at his best in a debate format.
Allen has been challenging Anderson to debates, and the only publicly scheduled debate is currently scheduled this week by the Atlanta Press Club and Georgia Public Broadcasting. Anderson has responded that Atlanta events may not fit their schedule. To be fair, it is a similar answer heard by others campaigning outside metro-Atlanta during runoffs, as the tight runoff schedule makes an opportunity cost decision of spending a day in the car to drive to Atlanta and back for a debate.
Anderson, however, seems to have time to come to Atlanta to host fundraisers and pick up checks, something not lost on the Allen campaign who just distributed Anderson’s last invite via press release. For the suggested contribution of $250, you were able to meet Lee Anderson at the Commerce Club last Thursday, which is a more comfortable forum than the debate circuit. It may have been worth it to get to ask about the Federal Reserve one more time, because it’s highly doubtful you’ll see that again on GPTV.