For Immediate Release:

September 25, 2012

Contact: Kyle Gott
Phone: 918-913-9209

Rob Wallace Challenges Mullin to Debate

Mullin Has Turned Down Many Opportunities for Debate


Muskogee, OK – Today Rob Wallace, a candidate for Congress, challenged Markwayne Mullin to debate the issues important to the voters of the 2nd District.  Mullin skipped the Sallisaw Forum last evening, and he has refused to participate in both the McAlester News-Capital and the AARP debates.  The AARP debate would have been an opportunity for Mullin and Wallace to answer questions live side-by-side.  The NBC affiliate in Tulsa was willing to air the debate live during prime time if both candidates agreed to participate, but Mullin will not accept the invitation.

Rob Wallace has accepted invitations to all the previously mentioned debates and looks forward to debating the issues in front of the voters.  Mullin has only accepted one invitation and limited the debate from 1 hour to 30 minutes.

Rob Wallace commented on his opponent’s refusal, “It is unfortunate we cannot debate the issues at length, directly in front of the voters.  I hope Markwayne changes his mind so I will issue him a challenge – debate me in a series of one hour debates.  We should have one in Muskogee, Poteau, Idabel, and Durant in addition to the ones already offered in McAlester and Claremore.”

Wallace continued, “Please do not disappoint the voters of the 2nd District by not accepting my challenge. Open debate on the issues is what makes democracy work. Voters deserve to hear where we both stand.”

Rob Wallace for Congress Campaign Manager, Kyle Gott said, “A debate is needed to show where the clear differences lie between Markwayne Mullin and Rob Wallace.  If Mullin wants to be a Congressman, then he should show he is prepared to serve as a Congressman.  He needs to show the voters he can handle the tough challenges our country faces.  An intelligent discussion on the issues is the best way to do it.  We look forward to hearing their response.”