No Debates Between Hoekstra & Stabenow

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- It now appears there will be no debates between Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra.
Stabenow's campaign said Thursday it's giving up on arranging debates because Hoekstra refuses to accept an arrangement that has been used in all of Michigan's Senate races since 1996. It included two debates broadcast on public television -- one before the Detroit Economic Club and the other at Grand Valley State University.
Hoekstra wanted as many as six debates that would be shown over network television.
His campaign said Thursday that Hoekstra was willing to participate in both of the traditional debates plus others but Stabenow refused to set terms. Hoekstra said Stabenow was afraid to defend her record, while Stabenow's spokesman said Hoekstra was interested only in making political attacks.

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  • by Paul Location: Lansing on Oct 12, 2012 at 01:03 PM
    I am her former neighbor and she just ducks and runs from her past and her record. The Stabenow team just cant take a chance on her having to defend her foolish voteing history and her lack of productivity for the US and Michigan. Sorry to say this dosent surprize me but is sad because I wanted to see what she had to say and thus makes me not want to suport her any longer. This just tells me she isnt for me but just herself....too bad
  • by David Location: Charlotte on Oct 12, 2012 at 09:58 AM
    And tell me that Stab in the back isnt doing the same thing and attacking Hoekstra.
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