At Least 6 GOP Congressional Candidates Refuse Public Debates in Final Weeks Before Election

 At Least 6 GOP Congressional Candidates Refuse Public Debates in Final Weeks Before Election

In the final stretch leading up to the November 3 elections, at least six congressional candidates have refused publicly televised debates. Several of the candidates are in tight races that will determine party control of the Senate.

Incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue of Georgia refused to debate his Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff on TV this Sunday, stating instead that he will attend an event with President Donald Trump.

As of October 30, polls show Ossoff leading Perdue by a slim margin of just 0.7 percentage points, according to the poll aggregation site RealClearPolitics.

Both incumbent Georgia Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and her Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock declined to participate in a televised interview this Sunday hosted by the Atlanta TV station WSB-TV. Neither candidate explained why, according to the Savannah Morning News.

Polls from the last two months have shown Warnock leading Loeffler by anywhere from 6 to 26 percentage points, according to the poll aggregation site FiveThirtyEight.

Kansas Republican Representative Roger Marshall failed to show up to an October 29 debate with Democratic nominee Barbara Bollier.

Marshall told the Topeka station KSNT on October 26 that he had only been informed of the debate the day before, but KSNT anchors explained on air that they had invited Marshall to the

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