Will Wimpy Walsh Accept?
Dan Maffei is challenging Wimpy Walsh to accept debates today, Wimpy Walsh will probably need George Bush to sign his permission slip first:
Today, Maffei will also hand deliver a letter to Republican Headquarters challenging incumbent Republican James Walsh to accept the WCNY-TV debate, and agree to a minimum of three debates in each media market in New York's 25th Congressional District.
"Voters deserve more than thirty-second advertisements to make informed decisions about their vote," Maffei said. "We don't need a dozen debates, but we need enough so that busy people can have the opportunity to tune in to hear what the candidates have to say. Voters in each news market should have the opportunity to see both candidates, side by side, and compare their answers on important issues."
Maffei continued, "James Walsh should explain to voters why he’s such a reliable vote for George Bush -- voting with Bush nine out of ten times. James Walsh should explain why he supported expanding the job-killing NAFTA agreement to all of Central America. And James Walsh should explain why he continues to give George Bush a blank check on the war in Iraq."
MEDIA EVENT DETAILS:
WHO: Democratic Congressional challenger Dan Maffei
WHAT: Delivery of Debate Challenge
WHEN: Tuesday August 15, 2006, 2:00 pm
WHERE: Onondaga County Republican Party
375 West Onondaga Street (Suite 16)
Syracuse, NY 13202