Fresh from her overwhelmingly victory in the four-way GOP primary, Second Congressional District candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks today challenged Rep. David Loebsack to debate in each of the district's 15 counties.
"The incumbent and I have some very clear differences in how we'd approach the nation's challenges. He and I know where those differences are because I've criticized his vote to bail out Wall Street, approve the ObamaCare take-over of our health care system and run up our national debt," Miller-Meeks said. "I think we owe it to the voters of the district to stand side by side and talk about those issues so we can have an honest, informative discussion."
Miller-Meeks, who has sent the challenge to Loebsack's campaign headquarters, invited local newspapers or radio and television stations and civic organizations to contact her campaign to express their interest in sponsoring a debate in their county.
The Second Congressional District includes Appanoose, Cedar, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Johnson, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Van Buren, Wapello, Washington and Wayne counties.
"I think it's appropriate to have a debate in each county over the course of the summer. For instance, a county fair would be an outstanding setting for a debate and it would be a genuine way to bring government closer to the people," she said. "I also believe we should meet for the traditional three debates closer to the election."