Perdue’s “Stealth Campaign” Dodges Again

September 23, 2020

Perdue, who has not held a single town hall in his nearly six years in the Senate, has repeatedly avoided media and constituents 

ATLANTA — Has anyone seen Senator David Perdue? The “stealth” Senator ghosted yet another Georgia media outlet this week as Albany’s WALB reported having several interviews canceled by Senator Perdue. WALB said the TV station scheduled “multiple interviews with Sen. David Perdue,” but that “each time, his team canceled.”

Senator Perdue has repeatedly come under fire for avoiding the press, and by extension, his constituents. A recent report exposed Perdue’s “stealth campaign,” noting Georgians “have not heard a lot from Senator Perdue” and investigated “why the sounds of silence may be by design.” Just weeks before that, a devastating CBS46 report revealed Senator Perdue’s history of dodging the media and his constituents, highlighting that Perdue has not hosted a single public town hall in his nearly six years in the Senate. Days later, a journalist was barred from a Senator Perdue event that she was invited to.

“Senator Perdue is hiding from Georgians because he doesn’t want to be held accountable for his dangerous record of working to strip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions, answer questions about whether or not he was recently under investigation by federal authorities for his heavy stock trading, or explain how he can support a Supreme Court nominee he doesn’t even know yet,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Perdue may be afraid to answer to his constituents now but he’ll certainly face them at the polls when they vote him out of office.”


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