Embattled Republican Sen. David Perdue pulls out of final debate in Georgia

The last debate produced viral clips of Perdue's Democratic challenger condemning him as a “crook"

Published October 29, 2020 10:01PM (EDT)

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


On Thursday, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) withdrew from the third and final debate of his Senate race.

His Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, condemned him over the news.

According to Decision Desk HQ analyst Niles Francis, Perdue will instead travel to Rome, Georgia, at the same time that President Donald Trump will be holding a rally.

The decision comes after the second debate produced viral clips of Ossoff condemning Perdue as a "crook." It also comes after Fox News spent months speculating whether Biden would be brave enough to face presidential debates, only for Trump himself to pull out of one of them.

By Matthew Chapman

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