Georgia Democrat “Greasy” Jon Ossoff has chosen to skip a CNN debate for the upcoming special congressional election against Republican opponent Karen Handel.
Ossoff and Handel are in a statistical polling dead heat, following President Donald Trump’s victory in Georgia’s 6th district by only 1.5 points.
Activists have seized upon the election as an opportunity to reinforce, or de-legitimize the Trump administration’s mandate.
The only 2 remaining debates will be local, broadcast on Atlanta stations WSB-TV and WABE-TV.
The Atlanta Press Club was set to host a debate with CNN, but press club president Lauri Strauss has confirmed that it has been cancelled at Ossoff’s request.
It seems clear that Democrats are hoping to squeeze every vote out of the “reservation” by appealing to local Atlanta minorities in ways that would offend a national debate audience.