The Atlanta Press club, which is hosting the first debate Perdue chickened out of—or, the primary debate of the runoff he chickened out of, on the grounds that he also canceled the final debate of the everyday election—launched an announcement about Perdue’s choice:
The Atlanta Press membership’s Loudermilk-younger Debate collection is dissatisfied that Sen. David Perdue has determined to not participate in his debate. Jon Ossoff has confirmed his participation, so in response to our suggestions, we will proceed with the talk and Sen. Perdue will be represented via an empty podium.
“That isn’t our option. The Atlanta Press membership works tough to supply a platform for all candidates working for public office. We trust it is a necessary a part of the democratic method for voters to have a chance to listen to an trade of ideas from the candidates in order that they can be better recommended once they forged their ballots.
“In that spirit, we hope Sen. Perdue will alternate his mind. we will go away the door open for him to take part in our Dec. 6 debate.”