Politics: District 14 GOP hopefuls John Cowan, Marjorie Taylor Greene in  televised debate July 19-20. Floyd Democrats set virtual meeting for Thursday.

Politics: District 14 GOP hopefuls John Cowan, Marjorie Taylor Greene in televised debate July 19-20. Floyd Democrats set virtual meeting for Thursday.

District 14 GOP hopefuls John Cowan, Majorie Taylor Greene in televised debate July 19-20:  The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series will host primary election runoff debates for Congressional District 14. The debate series will take place on Sunday, July 19.

All debates will live stream in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting. The debates will be available for viewers to watch online live or on demand via Facebook at www.fb.com/TheAtlantaPressClub or live at GPB.org.  They also will broadcast on GPB-TV.

  • July 19, at 2:45 p.m., you can stream Republicans John Cowan and Marjorie Taylor Greene. The winner of the Aug. 11 runoff will face Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal in the Nov. 3 general election.
  • July 20, 7 p.m., the broadcast on GPB.

The Floyd County Democratic Party will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, July 2, from 7-8 p.m. Attendees can join at 6:45 for social time prior to the meeting. Instructions for joining the meeting can be found at  https://www.facebook.com/events/1121464254913793/. The agenda will include updates from local candidates and responses to the party’s open letter on law enforcement and race. Contact communications@fcdems.org for further information.


Aug. 11 runoff ballot:

Floyd County Sheriff, Republican

  • Tom Caldwell
  • Dave Roberson
  • The runoff winner earns the seat; there is no Democratic candidate.

U.S. House, District 14: Includes voters in Floyd, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties as well as eight hours. Bartow is in the 11th District.

  • John Cowan
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene.
  • The winner faces Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal in the Nov. 3 general election.

County-by-county:

  • Polk: The 14th District Race and the State Senate 31st District Race between Jason Anavitarte and Boyd Austin. The winner races Democrat Tianna Smith in the Nov. 3 general election.
  • Chattooga County: 14th Congressional District, county commission (Blake Elsberry vs. Jason Winters), probate judge (Teresa Pope, Gary Woods).
  • Gordon: No other races than the 14th District.
  • Bartow County: No runoffs (in 11th Congressional District).

KEY ELECTION DATES

  • July 16: Possible candidates’ forum. Details pending.
  • July 20: Advance voting begins for runoff, ends Aug. 7.
  • Aug. 11: Primary runoff.
  • Nov. 3: General election.
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