Rabun GOP to host Campaign Jamboree on June 6
The Rabun County Republican Party will host a Campaign Jamboree on the grounds of Dillard City Hall on Saturday, June 6, 2020, from 9am to 11am. All Republican candidates on the June 9th ballot from the U.S. Congress down to Rabun Tax Commissioner are invited to participate by setting up tables, bringing their yard signs and literature, and talking to the public in this relaxed setting that is free to the public. This is the first time the local GOP has gathered with a public event since the COVID pandemic arrived in March and while it comes just a few days before the election there are still many Rabun Republican voters who have questions and over 1,200 who have already received absentee ballots but have not turned them back in. Social distancing will be observed but the public will be able to pick up literature and yard signs for their favorite candidates but more importantly, it will be the first and really only time that many will even get to speak to those running for office on the ballot. “This has been a tough election season with candidates unable to make speeches, shake hands, kiss babies, or even go door to door with the restrictions in place. We wanted to try and have a fun event that would allow the public to see those they are interested in supporting,” said Sam Burns, the Chairman of the Rabun County Republican Party This election cycle is unusual for another reason, there is a dramatic amount of change that will come with new legislators in both the state House and Senate as well as a new member of Congress and both the U.S. Senate seats up on the ballot this November.