Perdue & Nunn to spar in Ga Chamber debate

Senate hopefuls to meet for the first debate of the general election.

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The two major candidates for Georgia’s open senate seat will clash for the first time tomorrow, at a Macon debate at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Congressional Luncheon.

David Perdue and Michelle Nunn will take center stage at 12:15 p.m. for a 45-minute clash. Though Perdue, the Republican nominee, participated in a deluge of forums and debates throughout the grueling primary, it’s the first time he’s appeared onstage with Nunn.

She, on the other hand, participated in just one debate with unknown, underfunded primary opponents, and shirked several forums in which both GOPers and Democrats were invited.

Also co-hosting the event are the Georgia Association of Broadcasters and the Georgia News Network.

A press release from the Chamber touting the event noted that Governor Nathan Deal will also be featured in the event, and that Congressmen Tom Price, Austin Scott, Tom Graves, and Sanford Bishop will be in attendance.

Perdue and Nunn have agreed to two additional clashes.