San Diego -- Today, entrenched incumbent Brian Bilbray, who has refused several debate requests, challenged Scott Peters to debates Peters already agreed to several weeks ago. The Peters campaign responded with the following:
“Mr. Bilbray has issued a challenge to debates we agreed to weeks ago,” said Peters’ Communications Director MaryAnne Pintar. “We’re just pleased he’s finally stepped up.”
Other organizations including the North County Chamber of Commerce, several rotary clubs, the Ocean Beach Town Council, and Voice of San Diego, have also been trying to organize debates for weeks. Peters agreed to them immediately; Mr. Bilbray has not. The Peters campaign intends to honor these requests and calls on Mr. Bilbray to do the same.
“We look forward to comparing Scott’s record of accomplishment to Mr. Bilbray’s tenure as a member of the most poorly-viewed, ineffective Congress in history,” she said.
Pintar reminded members of the media that his campaign issued the same challenge early in the primary, and then did not show at all of them.