Herschel Walker talks to airmen at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, March 22, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Herschel Walker, who is running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Rev, Raphael Warnock, is scheduled to appear at Crane Hardware in Jonesboro on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Walker’s bus is scheduled to arrive at 8:30 a.m. for a two-hour campaign stop. Crane Hardware has invited The Clayton Crescent to the event.

Walker has agreed to debate Warnock in Savannah at an event that includes a live studio audience and advance access to questions. WSAV-TV is carrying that event. See the rules on WSAV’s website.

The Clayton County Georgia Republican Party also will host a fundraiser on Thursday for Cesar Gonzales, who is running against longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. David Scott in the 13th Congressional District.

Gonzales, a mechanical engineer and motorcycle racer, was a GOP poll watcher in Clayton County during the 2020 Presidential election recount.

Cesar Gonzales (foreground, right) served as a poll watcher in Clayton County during the 2020 Presidential election recount.

Gonzales has accepted the Atlanta Press Club’s invitation to take part in the Loudermilk-Young Debate Series. As of press time, it was not clear whether Scott also would take part. APC’s policy is “open door” up to the debate itself. The debate series, which does not include studio audiences and does not give candidates questions in advance, airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting and draws a national audience.

The state and federal debates will be broadcast live from GPB Studios in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 16; Monday, Oct. 17; and Tuesday, Oct. 18.

For more information about G0nzales’ fundraising event or on Walker’s campaign stop, you can call or text CCGARP at (470) 440-0811.

To learn more about the Loudermilk-Young Debate Series and its rules, visit The Atlanta Press Club’s debate page.

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Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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