This press release will be going out to Idaho papers tomorrow.
Simpson Skips Debate
BOISE, ID - The AARP Candidates' Forum for the Idaho's Second District, which would have been broadcast across the district on CBS, has been cancelled, as Congressman Mike Simpson has refused to attend.
Debbie Holmes, the Democratic nominee for Congress, is not afraid to make her case to the people of Idaho. She is willing to meet Mike Simpson any place, any time, and discuss their different approaches for how to address Idaho issues.
At the beginning of this campaign, Mike Simpson said that he looked forward to illustrating the clear difference between himself and Holmes, so that the people of Idaho could make an informed decision. Now, he seems to be backpedaling on this pledge.
Therefore, Debbie is challenging Mike Simpson to appear in at least three debates over the course of the campaign; the League of Women Voters' debate, the KTVB debate, and a town hall forum in Eastern Idaho. If our congressman turns down another debate, the people of Idaho will know which candidate wants to represent them, and which one is hiding from them.