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Lentz Blasts Meehan for Pulling Out of League of Women Voters Debate

Lentz Blasts Meehan for Pulling Out of League of Women Voters Debate

Meehan continues to hide from voters

Springfield, PA – Last night, Pat Meehan’s campaign announced that they were pulling out of the League of Women Voter’s debate. Their decision to pull out of the debate, scheduled for next Thursday, October 14, comes on the heels of Meehan’s last minute decision to withdraw from a forum with senior citizens in Upper Merion and two weeks after his disastrous performance at a debate with Democratic opponent Bryan Lentz in Havertown. A video highlighting this “Priceless” performance is attached. (1)

Meehan announced that he would be participating in the League debate in a press release posted on his website on June 9. (2) His claim that the debate is illegitimate because of the presence of Independent candidate Jim Schneller is highly questionable given Meehan’s previous participation in a candidate’s forum with Schneller. (3) When asked for comment on Lentz’s requests for further debates, including a town hall forum moderated by Dom Giordano, Meehan’s campaign called the requests a “charade.” (4)

“Pat Meehan has demonstrated once again that he believes he is entitled to be a Congressman and doesn’t actually have to explain why,” said Lentz’s campaign manager Kevin McTigue. “Pat Meehan WILL meet behind closed doors with the extreme Tea Party but he WON’T take public questions from groups like the League of Women Voters.”

Bryan Lentz has held town hall forums across the district and recently completed a 25 stop job tour that included visits to numerous local small businesses. Since the primary, Lentz has held 4 times as many public events as Meehan.

“It was clear from the Havertown debate that Pat Meehan lacked a basic grasp of his talking points, let alone the issues. And it’s clear from his decision to pull out of the League of Women Voter’s debate that he will continue to hide behind his special interest friends like Americans for Job Security, hoping they can buy the election for him,” added McTigue. “Unfortunately for Meehan, the voters are smarter than that.”

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