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Abrams, Kemp Agree to Debates

The Georgia Republican Party released an ad criticizing Abrams's legislative record.

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Madelaine Pisani
Sept. 12, 2018, 11:14 a.m.

Former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D) and Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) “agreed to an Oct. 23 debate organized by the Atlanta Press Club that will be aired statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting. The two candidates also confirmed a Nov. 4 debate on Channel 2 Action News just days before the election. … The initial schedule has a notable omission: Georgia’s state fairgrounds in Perry, whose rowdy environs have played host to multiple debates. ” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

GOP AD. “On Monday, the Georgia GOP again plunged deeply into the legislative record of … Abrams, launching an ad that assailed her vote against a sex offender crackdown as ‘too extreme for Georgia.’ The 30-second spot targets her opposition to a 2008 bill that reinstated a range of restrictions that limited offenders from living, working or loitering within 1,000 feet of a broad range of places where children gather, including schools, churches, community swimming pools and bus stops. … The measure faced stiff opposition from some Democrats and civil liberties groups who argued it was too onerous. The locations of school bus stops, for instance, change from year to year.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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