ATLANTA (AP) - Incumbent congressmen from Georgia were all no shows for debates held by the Atlanta Press Club and broadcast
Republican U.S. Reps. Lynn Westmoreland of Grantville, John
Linder of Duluth and Tom Price of Roswell and Democratic U.S. Rep.
David Scott skipped the Tuesday debates that were recorded at
Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Their opponents, Democrats Stephen Camp of Newnan, Doug Heckman
of Norcross and Bill Jones of Marietta and Republican Deborah
Honeycutt, respectively, were left standing at empty microphones.
Laurie Strauss, Atlanta Press Club executive director, didn't
fault the incumbents, noting that Scott and Price were attending
House Finance committee meetings at the time.
Strauss said the press club thought Congress would be in recess when the debates were scheduled.