The debate was held today Oct. 17 and it had Republican Gov Kemp , Democrat Stacey Abrams and Libertarian candidate, Shane Hazel…
Stacey Abrams IS playing catch up if the pollss listen below are correct…..
I’m gonna post up the after action reports ….
The debate, which also included a low-polling Libertarian candidate, Shane Hazel, was a substantive hour that allowed Mr. Kemp and Ms. Abrams to demonstrate the stark differences between them. Few undecided voters who watched would be confused about how either would seek to govern.
Each candidate survived the debate without committing any major errors, though Ms. Abrams did at one point apologize for “my outburst” after interrupting Mr. Kemp.
Here are five key takeaways from the debate:
President Biden makes things awkward for everybody.
Ms. Abrams is ready to talk about race.
Mr. Kemp would be happy to discuss the pandemic.
Mr. Kemp and Ms. Abrams really do not agree on gun policy.
Yes, a Libertarian named Shane Hazel is running, too…
In their first debate rematch since 2018, Georgia candidates for governor Stacey Abrams and Gov. Brian Kemp highlighted their campaign messages and drew sharp contrasts with their opponents.
Much of the conversation focused on crime, the 2020 pandemic and election, and education. Noticeably missing from the debate were questions and answers about the economy – a big omission in a state where Atlanta has the second-highest inflation rate in the nation.
The debate was held at the Atlanta Press Club on the first day of Georgia’s early voting period.
Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Libertarian candidate Shane Hazel faced questions on everything from cannabis to guns in one of the most closely-watched gubernatorial races in the country.
The first question of the night went to Abrams, who explained why she burned a state flag during a 1992 protest.
Kemp, who is vying for his second term, defeated Abrams in 2018. He defeated Trump-backed challenger former U.S. senator David Perdue in this year’s Republican primary after the former president unleashed insults and personal attacks against him. Kemp touted his record as governor, particularly his investment in public education.
Abrams painted a gloomier picture of Georgia, where she said people of color have been left behind by Republican leaders.
And Hazel called to eliminate public education and urged more support of legalizing marijuana….
Kemp tells Georgia voters: “I have been doing exactly what I told ‘em”
Kemp took a moment to remind Georgians that he’s “been doing exactly what I told ‘em I would do when I was campaigning for governor” during his rebuttal time after Hazel spoke on the legalization of cannabis.
The governor spoke on law enforcement’s efforts of “drug busts” by gangs and street cartels before an interjection by Hazel, saying cannabis is a “plant.”
— Sarah Elbeshbishi
Abrams says she will accept election results
Abrams was asked if she would accept the results of the election this year.
She responded by saying she acknowledged Kemp won the election in 2018 and emphasized the challenges voters faced in the past election.
Abrams said she will stand up for the right to vote as governor and will acknowledge the outcome of elections.
— Rachel Looker
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and his Democratic rival Stacey Abrams faced off on Monday in their first debate since they competed for the governor’s mansion in 2018.
The debate quickly became a policy-heavy affair, with the candidates hammering each other over everything from education to crime to election laws. What’s more, it unfolded on the first day of the state’s early voting period, offering Abrams and Kemp a key chance to make their cases to undecided voters before they cast their ballots.
Here are five takeaways from the Georgia gubernatorial debate…
Kemp leans on his record
Abrams returns to her 2018 playbook
Crime becomes a flashpoint
Abrams gives muddy answer to election question
Libertarian candidate gets spotlight…
Here are the four main takeaways from the Georgia governor’s debate:
Brian Kemp vs. the Biden-Abrams agenda
Kemp tries to brush off contraception ban comments
Abrams explains her non-concession concession speech in 2018
Kemp hammers Abrams on police; Abrams asks for a more nuanced debate
|Tuesday, October 18|
|Race/Topic (Click to Sort)||Poll||Results||Spread|
|Georgia Senate – Walker vs. Warnock||InsiderAdvantage*||Warnock 46, Walker 44||Warnock +2|
|Georgia Governor – Kemp vs. Abrams||InsiderAdvantage*||Kemp 50, Abrams 43||Kemp +7|
Wednesday, October 12
image…From Atlanta Press Club