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PA-Sen: Toomey Issues His Own Debate Challenge

Pat-ToomeyPat Toomey is laying down a challenge of his own.

The Senator’s campaign announced today that they had accepted invitations to four debates this fall: October 6th – WVIA-TV/Bucknell University (Central Pennsylvania); October 13th – WGAL-TV (Harrisburg); October 17th – KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh); and October 24th – WPVI-TV (Philadelphia).

The McGinty campaign first agreed to the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia debates last month and challenged the Toomey team to do so as well.

Sen. Toomey’s campaign countered that they wanted to do additional forums in areas outside of the commonwealth’s two major cities. Their response weeks later is in line with that.

“Katie McGinty is trying to hide her extreme liberal views from voters outside of Pennsylvania’s largest cities, because she can’t defend herself and because she has said she believes voters outside the cities are ‘misinformed,’” said Toomey for Senate spokesman Ted Kwong. “Pat Toomey looks forward to debating Katie McGinty in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, AND in the mid-state.”

The Toomey team has tried to push the Democratic candidate to apologize for saying people in central Pennsylvania are “misinformed” in an interview with Jon Marks of the Jewish Exponent. Misinformed was Marks’ word, however, not McGinty’s.

PoliticsPA reached out to the McGinty campaign and asked if they’ve accepted the invitations to these four debates but has yet to receive an answer.

15 Responses

  1. On principle alone, Hillary should refuse to do the last debate with the FOX news guy as moderator. FOX News is a corrupt organization.

  2. Presidential candidates have 3 debates. Why does Toomey feel the need for more debates for a single state in a senate race? (answer: he’s behind in the polls)

  3. Toomey is in deep trouble. He has done nothing in 5.5 years in Washingron. And now with Trump threatening the future of America, he still does nothing.

    Shame on Toomey.

  4. Here we go again with Toomey talking about “extreme liberal views”. Maybe when you make Ronald Reagan look like a long-haired, socialist hippy, McGinty’s views might seem extremely liberal, but to the rest of us, she looks like your garden variety, center-left Democrat.

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