ATLANTA (AP) – The final debate between Republican Senator David Perdue and Democratic Party challenger Jon Ossoff, slated for Sunday, was canceled after Perdue dropped out of school to join a election rally.
The polls show a tight race between the two candidates advancing into the final days of the campaign.
Perdue’s communications director, John Burke, said in a statement shared on Twitter that Perdue would instead join President Donald Trump at a scheduled rally.
“Just as lovely as another debate when hearing Jon Ossoff lie to the people of Georgia, Senator Perdue will not participate in the WSB-TV debate but will instead join the 45th president, Donald J. Trump, for a big debate The-Vote rally in Northwest Georgia, ”Burke said.
Ossoff countered in a statement.
“The cowardly Senator Perdue̵7;s retreat from our final debate says it all: David Perdue feels right into his office and he will do whatever it takes to avoid responsibility for blatant corruption and complete failure in this unprecedented health crisis. ”