Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Gov. Brian Kemp will face off Sunday in their second and final debate with just over a week before Nov. 8. .
The debate will take place at 7 p.m. ET. Hosted by WSB-TV in Atlanta, it will be moderated by the network’s Channel 2 Anchor, Justin Farmer, featuring a panel of WSB-TV journalists.
Abrams and Kemp will debate nearly two weeks after their first debate and since early voting began in Georgia. Nearly 1.4 million Georgia voters have already cast their ballots, according to an analysis by the University of Florida’s US Election’s Project.
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Kemp is vying for his second term as Georgia governor after defeating David Perdue, a Trump-backed candidates and former U.S. senator, during the Republican primaries.
The governor faced criticism after the 2020 presidential election for refusing former President Donald Trump to overturn Georgia’s election results. President Joe Biden won Georgia’s electoral votes after all the votes were counted, despite Trump’s early lead.
Abrams is seeking to oust Kemp from office in her second run against him for in the race for governor. The Democratic candidate rose to national prominence during her first run against Kemp in 2018.
Since her defeat, Abrams dedicated herself to voting rights in Georgia, working with get-out-the-vote organizations, including FairFight Action, a political action committee.
If elected, Abrams would be the country’s first Black woman governor.
What’s at stake?
The candidates will face a slew of issues, including education, gun control and abortion and voting rights. However, the economy and cost of living will most likely dominate the debate, as it’s the issue at the top of Georgian’s minds.
Forty-three percent of Georgia voters said that jobs, the economy and cost of living is the most important issue in determine their vote for governor, according to a new Monmouth University poll. The economy was followed by abortion (14%) and gun control (11%).
The poll, conducted from October 20 to 24, also found that only 35% of voters trust Abrams on jobs, the economy and cost of living while 53% trust Kemp.
How to watch?
The debate is will be streamed on WSB Now. The debate will also be streamed on the network’s Channel 2, available for local viewers to watch.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Georgia: Kemp, Abrams set to take the stage in second debate Sunday