Press release from the Libertarian Party of Georgia, June 27th, 2016:
ALLEN BUCKLEY QUALIFIES FOR GEORGIA U.S. SENATE RACE; ISAKSON AND BARKSDALE AGAIN FAIL TO RESPOND TO BUCKLEY’S DEBATES CHALLENGE
Atlanta, June 27, 2016 —Allen Buckley, the Libertarian Party of Georgia’s U.S. Senate candidate, has qualified for the November election. He did so today by filing necessary paperwork with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office and paying a required $5,220 fee.
On June 22nd, Buckley sent a second debates challenge to Senator Johnny Isakson and Democrat Jim Barksdale, challenging them to a series of six (6) weekly one hour televised debates, beginning mid-September. Mr. Buckley requested that both men respond to his debates challenge by noon on June 27th. No responses were received.
Buckley said: “Our country faces tremendous financial challenges. As an attorney and a CPA, I understand the system and propose changes that will work. In contrast, Senator Isakson has done nothing but make matters worse. He voted for approximately $7 trillion of our nation’s $19 trillion of debt, as well as the Omnibus Spending Bill of 2015. According to the CBO, it will produce another $1.5 trillion of debt over the years to come. As a Democrat, Mr. Barksdale will do nothing but increase entitlements and debt.”
Buckley also said: “I can understand why Johnny Isakson does not want to debate. The Conservative Review gives him a 34(F). The Heritage Foundation scores his voting record a 53(F). If I had that sort of voting record, I would not want to debate anyone. Mr. Barksdale’s refusal is hard to understand. Perhaps he feels there’s little to distinguish him from Johnny.”
Mr. Buckley is an attorney/CPA. He previously was the Libertarian Party’s candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2004 and 2008. In 2008, Mr. Buckley garnered 128,002 votes in the General Election, forcing a run-off between Saxby Chambliss and Jim Martin.
Mr. Buckley can be reached for comment at (404) 610-1936. Campaign manager Travis Klavohn can be reached at (404) 585-8556. Mr. Buckley’s campaign website iswww.buckleyforsenate.com.