For Immediate Release
Contact: Kyle Gott
June 29, 2012
Phone: (918) 913-9209
Rob Wallace Challenges Herriman to Debate
Herriman has yet to debate the issues in OK-02
Muskogee, OK – Today Rob Wallace, a candidate for Congress, challenged Wayne Herriman to debate the issues important to the voters of the 2nd District. In two previously scheduled debates, Rob Wallace discussed his vision for Oklahoma’s future while Herriman was absent.
Rob Wallace sent a letter to Wayne Herriman asking him to join him in the debate hosted by Rogers State University that is scheduled for mid-August as well as a challenging him to other debates to be scheduled.
In the letter sent to Herriman, Wallace said, “It is an important part of our democracy to discuss and debate the issues. It is unfortunate the people of the 2nd District have been denied the opportunity to hear where the candidates stand on the issues thus far.”
Wallace continued, “Please do not disappoint the voters of the 2nd District by not accepting my challenge. Open debate is what makes our country so great.”
Earlier this year Rogers State University hosted a debate among all the Republican candidates. It is time for the Democratic candidates to share their views in a similar setting. To date, there have only been two debates among the Democratic candidates; however, Herriman has skipped both.
Rob Wallace for Congress Campaign Manager, Kyle Gott said, “It is a shame the voters of the 2nd District have not been able to hear where Wayne Herriman stands on the issues. He has yet to release any plans on how to create jobs. He has yet to mention issues in his television ads, and he has yet to debate the issues. It is time Herriman comes out of hiding. It’s time for him to discuss the issues and show the people of the 2nd District he is qualified to serve in Congress.”
“Rather than debate and discuss the issues, Herriman would rather hide behind misleading attack ads. That’s wrong and the voters deserve better. ”
A copy of the letter sent to Herriman is attached and copied below.
Dear Mr. Herriman:
As candidates for Congress, we owe the voters of the 2nd District the knowledge on where we stand on the issues. While we have both made many public speeches over the last several months, we have not had the chance to have an open debate on the issues. I have attended both debates that were scheduled during the primary despite your absence.
It is an important part of our democracy to discuss and debate the issues. It is unfortunate the people of the 2nd District have been denied the opportunity to hear where the candidates stand on the issues thus far.
That’s why I am challenging you to a debate. I will accept the debate offered by Rogers State University on either August 15th or 16th. I also challenge you to more debates. I will debate you anytime, anywhere. Please do not disappoint the voters of the 2nd District by not accepting my challenge. Open debate is what makes our country so great.
You may reach me at 918-913-9209 to work out further details. I look forward to hearing from you, and I look forward to discussing the issues that are important to our district. The people deserve to hear our stances and our vision for our future.