Video of the October 24 debate between Jason Chaffetz and his opponent has been posted on KUED’s website.
Watch it and then head here to donate to Jason Chaffetz’ campaign.
First, John Murtha wanted to cut and run from Iraq.
Now, after calling his constituents racists, he wants to cut and run from his debate with Bill Russell.
Could Mutha finally be on his way out? Let’s hope so.
You can donate to Bil Russell’s cmapaign here.
John Kennedy released this statement today via Facebook (emphasis mine):
John Kennedy and Mary Landrieu will meet for the second debate of the Louisiana race for US Senate this Sunday, October 12 at 7:00 pm at the Cox Communications Center for Student Athletes on LSU’s campus.
We will meet beforehand on the LSU campus to show our support for John and give him encouragement as he enters into the debate hall. Please meet us on the North side of Tiger Stadium at 5:50 pm. From there we will walk up the hill and position ourselves outside of the Cox Building.
Signs will be provided, but you may make your own if you would like.
The debate is closed to the public and is by invitation only. However, the debate airs live from the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on the LPB Television Network and WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans. Public Radio stations WRKF-FM in Baton Rouge, KRVS-FM in Lafayette, KXUL-FM in Monroe, KDAQ (Red River Radio) in Shreveport, and KSLU in Hammond will simulcast the forum. The event will be streamed live on the internet and then archived.
Make sure to watch if you’re able!
You can donate to John Kennedy’s campaign here.
Jason Chaffetz and his opponent will be participating in a radio debate on the Mark Maxon Show bright and early tomorrow (Monday) morning at 9am Mountain Time. Go to KTLK’s website and click the “Listen Now” icon in the top left corner to hear the action.
You can donate to Jason Chaffetz’ campaign here.
If you are in Washington, mark your calendars:
Gov. Chris Gregoire and gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi have agreed to an Oct. 1 debate in Yakima.
The Democratic incumbent and her Republican challenger will face off at the Capitol Theatre and take questions from a panel of journalists. The Yakima Herald-Republic is sponsoring the debate, along with KYVE-TV in Yakima.
Gregoire and Rossi had agreed to a Yakima debate earlier this month. Both campaigns signed off on the date this morning.
We’re not sure what time the hourlong debate will begin, but it’s likely to be about 7 p.m.
I’ll have an update when they finalize the time (if I receive that information).
You can donate to Dino Rossi’s campaign here.
Gov. Christine Gregoire and Down the Ticket-sponsored challenger Dino Rossi have agreed to take questions from YouTube users:
Here is a rundown of the challenge from the video’s summary:
Submit your question for Dino Rossi and Christine Gregoire in the Washington state gubernatorial race!
Add your question as a video response or text comment below, and we’ll pose the top 5 questions to both Rossi and Gregoire. Make sure your question is short, to the point, and focuses on the issues (both candidates must be able to answer the question). We’ll give preference to video questions.
***DEADLINE is AUGUST 12th***
This is part of our You Choose ’08 Spotlight series:
Between now and the election on November 4th, we’re spotlighting the hottest races in the country – and giving YOU the chance to ask the candidates where they stand on the issue.
You can donate to Dino Rossi’s campaign here.
There was a debate last night between the three candidates vying to represent the GOP in this year’s Congressional elections. Down the Ticket-sponosored candidate Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell was a target for both Rep. Don Young and state representative Gabrielle LeDoux. One of the highlights was Rep. Young attacking Sean Parnell for his fiscal conservatism:
Young went after Parnell for claiming his campaign contributions come from individuals and not special interests. Young said $115,000 — nearly half of Parnell’s campaign money– came as bundled contributions through the Washington D.C. anti-earmark group Club for Growth, The group is also funding its own ads against Young.
“How can you truthfully claim that you’re not taking special interest money?” Young asked him.
Parnell replied those are contributions from individuals who believe in limited government, lower taxes and less government spending. “That’s what I stand for,” Parnell said.
Video at the link.
Rep. Young must be confused about a candidate actually being able to advertise that they’ve had a fiscally conservative group like Club for Growth raise funds for their campaign. Conservatism and the principles of limited government are a binding philosophy, not a “special interest.”
Remember, in the world of a kleptocrat like Rep. Don Young, your taxpayer dollars are his money.
You can donate to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell’s campaign here.
A debate between Rep. Paul Kanjorski and Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta has been set. However, Lou Barletta is calling for more:
Barletta’s proposal called for six debates lasting 30 to 45 minutes on WILK Radio during the summer, focusing on single issues, and five others that would take place in the fall, one in each county of the district.
“Mr. Kanjorski has not agreed to any,” Barletta campaign manager Vince Galko said. “However, he does have time to leave Washington for recess without passing any meaningful legislation that will provide relief to citizens at the gas pump.”
There seems to be a pattern in many of the races covered here at Down the Ticket. Republicans want to debate the issue, while the Democratic incumbents are too scared.
The scheduled debate will be taking place at 8pm on WVIA-TV on October 29, 2008. You can donate to Mayor Lou Barletta’s campaign here.
If you’re going to represent a group of people, the least you can do is not act terrified by answering the questions they pose. Well, unless you’re Rep. Steve Kagen, I guess:
[John] Gard, who is running against Kagen in a rematch for Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District, wants to hold weekly town hall meetings with the Democratic congressman on the high cost of gas. The issue has been at the center of the campaign so far, and both candidates have held events to talk about their proposals to reduce energy costs.
Gard says the United States could start making a dent in the price of oil if Congress allowed oil companies to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and in coastal waters.
“When John returns the $50,000 he’s taken from oil and gas special interests,” she said, “I’m sure Congressman Kagen would be happy to hold a town hall with him so Congressman Kagen can discuss how he’s voted to eliminate special tax breaks for oil companies, crack down on oil speculators who drive up prices, and encourage the oil companies to increase production by drilling in the 56 million acres on which they already own leases to drill across America.”
Mark Graul, Gard’s campaign manager, countered that Kagen also has taken money from the oil industry. Kagen received $500 from the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, which represents gas stations, petroleum trucking companies and other businesses, according to his most recent campaign filing.
I guess when all else fails, throw up a straw man like “special interests.” If Rep. Kagen feels that Wisconsinites are so turned off by the First Amendment right to petition, than there couldn’t be a better forum to bring these donations up than a town hall. The truth couldn’t be plainer: Rep. Kagen doesn’t want a town hall debate with John Gard because he knows he’ll lose.
You can donate to John Gard’s campaign here.