Democrats Vying for 5th Congressional District Seat Face Off in Atlanta Press Club Debate

Candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for the 5th Congressional District will have the opportunity to face off Sunday during the Atlanta Press Club’s Loudermilk-Young Debate Series.

Michael Johnson and Incumbent John Lewis are invited to appear at the debate, which will air statewide Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting and on GPB Radio. The winner of the July 31 primary will face Republican Howard Stopeck in the Nov. 8 general election.

Scheduled panelists for the debate are Errin Haines, The Associated Press; Jim Galloway, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; and Peralte Paul, East Atlanta Patch. Jon Shirek, WXIA-TV, will moderate. Afterward, the debate will be archived on the Atlanta Press Club’s website.

Other debates airing Sunday are 7th Congressional District (Republican), 11th Congressional District (Republican), 4th Congressional District (Democrat and Republican) and 9th Congressional District (Republican).

For more information on the debate series, including a full schedule, visit For more information on the Atlanta Press Club, visit

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