Mike Quigley chases Washington cash, disses Women Voters at home
On a day when congressional candidate Mike Quigley made the fundraising rounds of Washington, DC, the Pulido campaign was notified by the League of Women Voters that he has declined their invitation to debate Rosanna Pulido, his opponent in the April 7 Special Election to fill the vacant 5th District congressional seat.
When asked about the day's events, Rosanna Pulido raised questions about Quigley's priorities. "I find it amazing that he's doing a victory lap in Washington before the voters have even expressed their will," she said. "He's meeting with K Street lobbyists and their checkbooks and I'm spending my time listening to the voters of the Fifth District. Turning down the League of Women Voters debate doesn't just show disrespect for the women in this district. It shows he doesn't much care what anyone here at home thinks."
Pulido campaign manager Tom Hoefling then issued an open debate challenge to Mike Quigley's campaign, saying that the April 3 meeting of the two candidates at the City Club "isn't nearly enough." He was quoted as saying, "What is Mr. Quigley afraid of? If he has time for running around DC, certainly he can find a couple of spare hours for the people he wants to represent. The voters deserve to have a full airing of the candidates' views before they make this important decision."