The campaign of Republican Congressman Paul Broun today released the following statement regarding upcoming primary debates:
"Congressman Broun is enthusiastically looking forward to debating his competitor. He is confident it would be to his political advantage to debate more frequently. However, Congressman Broun is highly focused on fulfilling his official duties, both in Washington and in Georgia, and is not a full-time candidate.
"Congressman Broun has committed to the following debates:
"WMAZ-TV's public affairs program ‘Close Up' in Macon. Hosted by Randall Savage. WMAZ serves viewers in the southern portion of the 10th District. This televised debate will afford many more people the opportunity to see and hear the candidates than an event confined to a local meeting venue. It is scheduled to air on Saturday, June 30 at noon and Sunday, July 1 at 6 a.m.
"WGAU-1340 AM in Athens. Moderated by Tim Bryant, popular and respected radio talk show host and news anchor on WGAU and WSB. Voters may tune in their radios or listen online at www.1340wgau.com on Monday, July 2 from 9 to 10 a.m.
"Congressman Broun hopes that his challenger, Stephen Simpson, will readily agree to join him in these debate opportunities.
"Congressman Broun also believes that, since he lives in Oconee County, it is appropriate that one debate will be held in nearby Athens, and, that the other debate will be held in Macon (although outside the 10th District) because that is where Mr. Simpson lives."