Georgia Republican Party Announces US Senate Primary Race Debate Schedule

January 6, 2014 16:13 pm

by Nathan · 29 comments

The Georgia Republican Party has issued the schedule for debates amongst the GOP contenders to succeed Senator Saxby Chambliss.  From the presser:

The Georgia Republican Party will host seven debates throughout Georgia for candidates seeking the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss.  By organizing debates in all four corners of the state, the Georgia GOP will provide voters with more access, more information, and more opportunities to interact with the Republican candidates for Senate.

The Georgia GOP will partner with District and County Republicans to organize and promote the following debates:

January 18, 2014 - Adel, Georgia

February 1, 2014 - Kennesaw, Georgia

February 22, 2014 - Gainesville, Georgia

March 8, 2014 - Macon, Georgia

March 29, 2014 - Savannah, Georgia

April 19, 2014 - Augusta, Georgia

May 10, 2014 - Columbus, Georgia

The first debate in Adel will be held at the Cook County High School Performing Arts Center (9900 Georgia Highway 37, Adel, GA 31620).

All debates are on Saturday and will begin promptly at 6PM.  Additional details will be released to the media as they become available.

“Organizing debates in all four corners of the state,” eh?  I don’t really consider Kennesaw part of the “northwest Georgia” corner per se (since I do actually live in the northwest corner of Georgia and all…), but I kinda understand due to a shorter primary season.  Also, not entirely sure what “corner” Adel is in either, but anyway.  There you have the debate schedule.  Feel free to discuss in the comments below.

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peachpundit (@peachpundit) January 6, 2014 at 4:13 pm

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Jackster January 6, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Out of curiosity, would there be a PP road show overlap with any of those cities?

That could be a fun outing.

Blake January 6, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Wow. Not one debate in Atlanta. The GA GOP certainly knows where their constituency is(n’t).

Three Jack January 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Just like the Braves.

Rick Day January 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Yup. Follow the money.

Just like the Braves.

Lawton Sack January 6, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Kennesaw is only 30 minutes away and Gainesville is under an hour.

Michael Silver January 7, 2014 at 10:07 am

After the Kennesaw debate, we can still make the baseball game. Its the Cobb Crackers versus the Smyrna S***heads. Always a great game. Free admission for those wearing a Kasim Reed For Senate shirt.

Blake January 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm

What traffic are you driving in that Kennesaw is only 30 minutes away?

Thomas Adams (@GeorgiaCRE) January 6, 2014 at 5:27 pm

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Mrs. Adam Kornstein January 6, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Does anyone know if they will be televised? Live-streamed? Or is everyone expecting Charlie to live blog/tweet these?

Rick Day January 6, 2014 at 8:27 pm

probably by telegraph and pony express because they have yet to be seized by the Jewish Liberal Media Elite™ and are historically “American, by God!”

Next stop, soup cans and string!

:D

Scott65 January 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Did they not learn anything from all the national Presidential debates? 7 races to crazy…who can get there first. It ought to be fun to watch, but not so good for the general

Rick Day January 6, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Broun is missing a golden opportunity here in Atlanta. But I don’t blame the GOP for being too cowardly to venture into Blue Town with their road show of apathy and highly questionable morals.

Many independents like me will willingly vote him into the primary. Just to watch him be part of the impetus that galvanizes an apathetic voting block into turning out to pull one for the D’s.

Yup, no one will more motivate indies and the left to vote for Democrats than if Broun was the R’s choice.

It has been a long time since anyone on here actually defended the GOP. Mostly, the limp wristed retorts have been about ‘leeches, Obama{whatever} and Obama’. Lately, I’ve begin to realize why. There is simply no excusing the ineptness of the Georgia GOP

Harry January 6, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Everything is comparative.

Bull Moose January 6, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Window dressing…

There isn’t even a debate scheduled in the Metro region of Atlanta. How insane is that. Kennesaw doesn’t count. There should be at least one in the Roswell/Alpharetta/Duluth area. They should add one more for voters in that area.

I get Macon, Savannah, Columbus, and Augusta. Those make sense. Albany or Tifton would have made more sense than Adel.

Also, Saturday night? Really?

At least this will provide good fodder on the way to the primary…

Harry January 6, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Are the Democrats planning planning to announce some debates?

Rick Day January 7, 2014 at 11:03 am

Why should they? It’s not required. And typically it allows the other side to explore the underbelly of the eventual winner. One might even get a nasty sound byte or three. I think the D’s are good on that unified message thing.

Harry January 7, 2014 at 11:27 am

No debates leaves the public with the impression that the GDP is nepotistic, closed to new ideas, run by people in back rooms, and embarrassed to have an open discussion about ideas and policy.

Harry January 7, 2014 at 12:11 pm

On the unified message thing, I predict that at some point in the near future the Democratic Party will be the Socialist Unity Party.

Jon Lester January 7, 2014 at 12:25 am

Meanwhile, Georgia Democrats have scheduled exactly zero primary debates, as they seem intent on denying that there’s any competition for the Senate nomination.

xdog January 7, 2014 at 9:52 am

Jon, how many viable donk Senate candidates do you see out there?

Michael Silver January 7, 2014 at 10:10 am

Of the 4, only one has the potential to win. That is Michelle Nunn. Her chances of winning dramatically improve if the anti-gun Broun or Gingrey win.

Nathan January 7, 2014 at 11:20 am

“Anti-gun Broun”? Hmm…that’s a new one. Please, do tell.

Michael Silver January 7, 2014 at 11:54 am

When the so-called undetectable gun ban came up for a vote, Broun declined to stand up for the 2nd Amendment.

The ban passed on a voice vote with 10 total votes, most of which were the most-anti-gun Democrats. The voice vote was useful so that there is no record of Broun’s betrayal.

Broun’s ban is simply security theater since terrorists and other countries won’t obey it, it provides another lever for AG Holder to limit our firearm and other freedoms, and most importantly it prevents firearm innovation and development of new uses for composites. An example of innovation towards polymers is how Ruger has been replacing metal parts with polymer parts on their 10/22′s.

Here is a link with some further background:
http://www.examiner.com/article/house-extends-undetectable-firearms-act-as-rep-massie-claims-sole-opposition

Broun’s legislative actions do not mirror his campaign trail statements.

Mrs. Adam Kornstein January 7, 2014 at 7:56 pm

I gather these events cost someone some money, yes? If so, where would it come from since everyone here has been so gleeful that the DPG has no money.

On the other hand if they raised some, and spent it on useless “debates” between four people with really just one winner in the primary you’d all accuse them of squandering our precocious resources.

Lesigh, no winning here.

rpurvis January 7, 2014 at 10:43 am

Adel is rolling out the red carpet for this debate. Vance Dean has worked really hard on getting it going and I hope that you all can make the trip. After party at Horse Creek Winery to follow.

Rick Day January 7, 2014 at 11:04 am

Do we need to bring chairs or potato salad?

:D

rpurvis January 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Haha. Hard liquor is fine.

Three Jack January 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

Is this the rhetoric needed to secure the GOP nomination, “It only helps the Democrats if we legalize all these illegal aliens in this country who the Democrats want to put on federal welfare programs – and actually, they are on federal welfare programs today. The Democrats want to make them all basically dependent on the federal government so they can continue their radical, big government agenda….

“The only way Georgia is going to change is if we have all these illegal aliens in here in Georgia, [and] give them the right to vote. It would be morally wrong, it would be illegal to do so, under our current law. Actually, all these illegal aliens are getting federal largesse and taking taxpayer’s dollars. That’s the only way this state is going to become Democratic again, in the next number of decades.” – http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/political-insider/2014/jan/07/your-daily-jolt-paul-broun-says-democrats-need-ill/

Thank you Paul Broun. This incredibly offensive analysis of Georgia’s future based strictly on false information proves once again why you and so many in the fringe of the GOP have no future. ‘All these illegal aliens,’ are not getting ‘federal largesse’, most actually work for a living. If you want to tackle the problem of welfare, do so recognizing that all races participate, not just them darn ‘illegal aliens’ from the pits of hell! If this campaign is going to be about running off all them darn ‘illegal aliens’ then Michelle Nunn will be the next senator from GA.