Donn Janes has accepted the invitation to debate the other candidates in the running for the Congressional seat being vacated by retiring Congressman John Tanner. Lane College will be hosting this debate for all the candidates of the 8th Congressional District at 7 p.m. October 21st in the Chambers-McClure Academic Center Auditorium. As noted in the Jackson Sun today, the only candidate not accepting the invitation so far is Stephen Fincher. According to the Republican nominee's campaign staff, Mr. Fincher refuses to debate his opponents due to allegations of wrong doing made against him by Senator Herron. Mr. Fincher failed to properly fill out his FEC paperwork and Democrat Senator Herron has pounded him relentlessly because of it.
Donn Janes commented on Fincher's reluctance to debate the other candidates: "This whole hiding from the media issue with Stephen Fincher is playing politics not rising above it. This is an open seat race and the voters are entitled to see how all the candidates measure up side by side." Donn continued, "All of the candidates must get into the debate so we can lay out our stances on important issues for the voters. Come on Stephen, its time to rise above politics."