Is Rep. Deb Peters (Dist. 9) dodging public forums? Seems so.

Voters have a Right to See the Two Candidates Debate the Issues

Sioux Falls, SD — District 9 Senate Candidate Rob Wilson has challenged his opponent, Rep. Deb Peters, to a public debate after Peters skipped the forums sponsored by the Argus Leader Editorial Board and the League of Women Voters. The debate will be held at 5PM Friday, October 29th, in Sioux Falls at the MariCar Community Center, 400 N. Valley View Road. On October 14th, 2010, Wilson spoke with Peters to discuss the possibility of having a debate somewhere in the district. After trading calls and emails for over a week, Peters responded in an email October 24th that Friday the 29th would work, going so far as to say, “Anyway – if you still think you can pull off this debate, I will be there.” Wilson said, “Talking with voters throughout District 9 has made me realize just how much voters want to be heard when it comes to issues they care about. Voters in District 9 deserve to have a candid conversation with their candidates for State Senate. It would be a shame for voters to get cheated out of their chance to grill us side by side.”

I find this a little humorous, but not surprising. This is the normal game Republicans play when they are ahead in the polls, avoid confrontation. Why? Because they have no solutions, and they hate to be questioned about solving problems. Oh, and they are weasels.



14 comments ↓

#1 DDC on 10.25.10 at 9:46 pm

Correction: This is the normal game that all politicians play when they are ahead in the polls.

How many debates do you think Nancy Pelosi & John Boehner have done this year?

Debates are a sham these days anyways. No one says anything other than talking points for fear of getting hammered for saying anything even mildly controversial.

Why do you think Herseth Sandlin has been doing debates this year and didn’t in the past? She needs Noem to say something stupid. All she has right now is that she has some traffic violations and thought that we need to look at options for Medicare & Social Security.

I’m surprised that Daugaard agreed to do so many debates this year, as far as he’s been ahead. If he refused to do any debates, he’d probably still be ahead by 30 points.

#2 Detroit Lewis on 10.25.10 at 9:51 pm

Agreed with Denny. Scott mopped the floor with him tonight.

#3 Radio Man on 10.25.10 at 9:56 pm

Who really cares? Deb Peters is hott!

#4 l3wis on 10.26.10 at 5:02 am

And you think like most Republican men, with your dick.

#5 Angry Guy on 10.26.10 at 5:50 am

I’m SO voting for Jenna… RAWR!

#6 Dukembe on 10.26.10 at 8:16 am

l3wis, I agree with you, here and much of the time. But your occasional claims about party neutrality hold about as much water as Fox News’ motto “fair and balanced.”

#7 Dave R on 10.26.10 at 8:58 am

If I were a Republican candidate, I wouldn’t go to the League of Women Voters either. Few people show up at these things that are not already supporters of one candidate or the other, including the LoWV who clearly support the Democrats.

#8 Detroit Lewis on 10.26.10 at 10:02 am

The LoWV are a joke. Agreed. They toss out the tough questions and only ask the non-confrontational ones.

“But your occasional claims about party neutrality hold about as much water as Fox News’ motto “fair and balanced.”

Agreed. I do lean left. I actually left the Democratic party because they weren’t liberal enough for me.

#9 scott on 10.26.10 at 1:04 pm

if the state wants to do something about the deficit, they should sell a “babes of the state legislature” calender.

#10 Dukembe on 10.26.10 at 1:49 pm

… but then Sandy Jerstad would demand a month …

#11 Detroit Lewis on 10.26.10 at 4:05 pm

We could do a separate calendar for the ‘Sandy Jerstad’s’ of the state legislature. I’m sure ‘someone’ would purchase it . . .

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#13 Angry Guy on 10.27.10 at 7:55 am

Yeah.. Softball teams everywhere have a face they can trust in Pierre.

#14 l3wis on 10.27.10 at 11:04 am

Well, I have often said that the AL’s endorsement process is a complete fucking joke, and they proved it the day they endorsed Hickey.

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