Planned appearances by the 6th Congressional District candidates at Sandy Springs’ Temple Emanu-El have been canceled.

Democratic candidate Lucy McBath was to appear on Oct. 22 and Republican incumbent was to appear on Oct. 29, with both engaging in question-and-answer sessions.

6th Congressional District candidates Karen Handel, left, and Lucy McBath.

Temple Emanu-El said in a press release that Handel canceled due to a “scheduling conflict,” and that the temple then canceled McBath’s appearance as well “in fairness.”

Both candidates have been invited to attend an Oct. 21 forum hosted by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, but neither has yet committed to appear, according to the DHA.

For the Reporter Newspapers’ Voters Guide to the 6th District race, click here.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.