Tuesday, October 24, 2006

No Debate

It's official, he's a chicken-shit.

WTEN reports "John Sweeney Refuses to Debate Kirsten Gillibrand"

Clifton Park Congressman John Sweeney is refusing to participate in a debate with his challenger, Kirsten Gillibrand.

The Republican incumbent says he will not take part unless the Democrat releases copies of her personal tax records.

Both candidates initially agreed to participate in a debate this Thursday, but Monday, Sweeney called to cancel.

Candidates are not required by law to release their tax returns; however, Sweeney has voluntarily chosen to do so. Gillibrand says she has nothing to hide and calls the tax return issue an excuse for Sweeney not to debate her.

A spokesperson from her campaign says debates are for the benefit of constituents and Kirsten Gillibrand is sorry that John Sweeney does not share that same view.

The two candidates are campaigning for the Congressional seat in the 20th district.


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