The Georgia Republican Party announced today dates and locations for the seven U.S. Senate Primary debates.
The rare vacancy in the Senate is a result of senior Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga) retiring after his current term.
The Republican field has at least eight candidates, including three members of the U.S. House of Representatives: Paul Broun (R-Ga-10), Phil Gingrey (R-Ga-11), Jack Kingston (R-Ga-01) and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R-Ga).
The candidates will meet for debates on the following days:
January 18, 2014 - Adel, Georgia
February 1, 2014 - Kennesaw, Georgia
February 22, 2014 - Gainesville, Georgia
March 8, 2014 - Macon, Georgia
March 29, 2014 - Savannah, Georgia
April 19, 2014 - Augusta, Georgia
May 10, 2014 - Columbus, Georgia
From the GOP press release:
"The first debate in Adel will be held at the Cook County High School Performing Arts Center (9900 Georgia Highway 37, Adel, GA 31620).
All debates are on Saturday and will begin promptly at 6PM. Additional details will be released to the media as they become available."
The Georgia primaries will take place May 20, 2014.