Ray was invited to GPB’s debate this past Sunday, but politely declined the invitation as he already had plans inside of his district in southeast Georgia. Ray had a full schedule on Sunday including Church and worship, a meet and greet, and much-needed time in the office.
His opponent decided to make the long, out-of-district drive to attend the debate while Ray was represented by an empty podium. This gave Smith the perfect opportunity to focus on the issues; however, he instead used the time to spread misinformation and attack Ray – who he named and nuanced far more frequently than he ever mentioned Democrat incumbent John Barrow. Later, off camera, Carl made egregious allegations to members of the press that were an outright assault against staff members and volunteers of the McKinney campaign that were all later debunked.
Here’s an excellent post from Icarus Pundit on PeachPundit. Click here to read: Empty Podiums and Arrogance.
Here’s fact-checking Carl Smith: