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Temple University Law School Gives Pat Meehan Opportunity to Live Up to His Words and Debate Bryan Lentz

Temple University Law School Gives Pat Meehan Opportunity to Live Up to His Words and Debate Bryan Lentz
Springfield, PA – Yesterday, Pat Meehan told the editorial board of the Delaware County Daily Times “If Bryan Lentz will debate me, we will do it.” Today, he has the chance to live up to those words. The Student Bar Association of the Temple University Law School, where both Bryan Lentz, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, and Pat Meehan attended, today offered to sponsor a debate on Thursday, October 21 at 4:30 p.m between the two Congressional candidates. The invitation was delivered via fax earlier earlier today.
Meehan made the comment about his willingness to debate Lentz one-on-one, while the editorial board pressed him on why he decided to back out of a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters that will take place tonight that will include Tea Party candidate Jim Schneller. Meehan said he did not want to participate in a debate with Schneller, saying instead that he was open to a two-man debate with Lentz (see attached video). 
Lentz said that he was gladly accepting the invitation from Temple University.
“Polls have shown that there are still a lot of undecided voters in this race, and debates are a good way for voters to compare candidates side by side,” Lentz said. “I hope that Pat Meehan will live up to those words that he spoke yesterday and join me in a forum hosted by students at our alma mater.”
Lentz has been openly campaigning throughout the District for months, holding a series of public Town Halls. That has occurred at the same time that Meehan has been running his campaign to limit access to the public. Meehan’s efforts have intensified in recent weeks, including backing out of the debate at the League of Women Voters and a recent candidates’ forum at the Upper Merion Senior Center.

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