Kemp Pulls Out Of Final Debate To Campaign With Trump Instead

Democrat candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams and Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp greet each other before a debate Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 23: Georgia gubernatorial candidates (L-R) Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp shake hands before a debate that also included Libertarian Ted Metz at Georgia Public Broadcasting in... ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 23: Georgia gubernatorial candidates (L-R) Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp shake hands before a debate that also included Libertarian Ted Metz at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Midtown October 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by John Bazemore-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 1, 2018 10:02 am
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Georgia secretary of state and GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp abruptly pulled out of his final scheduled debate with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams in order to have more time to campaign with President Donald Trump, according to a Wednesday New York Times report.

Kemp attempted to reschedule the debate, which has been set since September, and tried to shift blame to Abrams when she was not able to meet during a different time slot before Tuesday’s elections.

The race, riddled with accusations of voter suppression, is extremely close: Real Clear Politics has Kemp leading by just over 1 point.

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