Williamsport PA- Marino for Congress Campaign Manager David M. Weber sent a letter via certified mail yesterday to Carney Campaign Manager Max Cummings, formally requesting the Congressman's attendance at nine one hour debates throughout the 10th Congressional District. One of the debates has already been scheduled by WVIA, however, Carney has yet to respond to their invitation. Weber's letter is attached and can be reprinted.
In his letter, Weber states "Mr. Marino believes in the importance of giving voters the opportunity to hear the views of their candidates for public office." He continues, "It is every intent of Marino for Congress to work with the representatives of Carney for Congress as well as representatives from various media outlets in the selection of venues and formats to allow for maximum participation from the voting public". Weber has asked for a response to his request by Thursday July 22, 2010, in order to allow enough time for planning.
"The people of this District deserve to hear directly from both candidates about their positions on important issues like jobs, spending, taxes, and health care. Mr. Marino is not afraid to share his common-sense conservative message with the people of this region. I hope that Mr. Carney will show the same degree of political courage and agree to participate in this series of debates" said Marino for Congress Communications Director Jason Fitzgerald. "Folks deserve to know why Chris Carney votes with Nancy Pelosi over 91% of the time and why he voted for the Obama/Pelosi Health Care legislation" added Fitzgerald.
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