Brooks calls on Slaughter to debate the issues
Posted at: 08/22/2012 1:24 PM | Updated at: 08/22/2012 5:02 PM
On Wednesday, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks called on Congresswoman Louise Slaughter to debate the issues that matter most to taxpayers.
Brooks said that while she has committed to six public debates, the Slaughter campaign has agreed to one debate.
“Taxpayers and families all across our community are already growing tired of Louise Slaughter’s Washington-style brand of partisanship and negativity. It’s time for Mrs. Slaughter to end her divisive rhetoric and agree to debate the serious issues facing our nation. This race isn’t about a Congressman in Missouri, it’s about two fundamentally different visions for our country – my opponent believes in growing Washington, while I believe in growing jobs and the American economy.”
News10NBC has requested a live, televised debate between Brooks and Slaughter.
Brooks set a 24-hour deadline for Slaughter to respond.
Statement from Louise Slaughter's campaign staffer, Eric Walker:
"This is just Maggie trying to distract people from her own anti-choice views, her friend Paul Ryan’s attempts to redefine the term “rape”, and her party's decision just yesterday to commit to a total ban on abortions, even in cases of rape and incest. She knows full well we're going to do multiple debates, we've already scheduled one and we're in the process of scheduling more."
On background: Maggie had two debates in her last election, and skipped out on the Voice of the Voter debate with WXXI.