After today’s vote, the people of Georgia have a right to know what distinguishes their United States Senator from the other candidates. A crucial part of that process for Georgians will be public debates. Debates are an important part of the election process because they allow the voters to see the contrast between candidates for themselves — unfiltered by ads.
After today’s democrat runoff, my staff will be in contact with your staff to make initial debate arrangements….
Given that Saxby's re-election seems to be a lock, this is a pretty safe move in the short run. In the long term, however, if Buckley can use the exposure to score 5% of the vote or better, the Georgia GOP may come to regret it.