Fisher Wants 7 Debates

Below is a letter Lee Fisher sent Rob Portman suggesting 7 debates for their upcoming Senate campaign (as contained in a Fisher campaign e-mail sent to me and countless others):

Congressman Portman:

I am writing to propose we meet for a series of debates across Ohio to present voters with the clear choice they have in this election.

Just last week I met with workers in the Mahoning Valley. And it’s there you can see the choice voters have this November – the choice between going back to the failed trade policies that sent our jobs overseas and the investments we need to make in creating new jobs right here in Ohio.

At Delphi, thousands of hardworking men and women have lost their jobs and pensions due to no fault of their own. But just down the road, the GM-Lordstown plant has restored its second and third shifts, creating hundreds of jobs and the fuel-efficient cars of the future. And for the first time in three decades, a new steel plant is opening at V&M Star.

I’m running for the Senate because I believe Washington is broken. I believe Ohio’s middle class families can’t afford to go back to the same failed policies and the same failed politics that got us into this economic mess in the first place.

While you and I have proposed vastly different plans to get our economy moving forward again, we both have a responsibility to share our plans for creating jobs directly with Ohioans.

Ohioans deserve to hear from both of us-about what we’ve done for Ohio and our vision for how to help our great state continue to recover from this recession. How to rebuild our middle class and ensure our children have the opportunities to get an education and raise their families here.

We should discuss our different ideas during a series of 7 debates, from Dayton to Appalachia; from Toledo to the Mahoning Valley; from Columbus to our hometowns of Cincinnati and Cleveland and allow all Ohioans to hear from us firsthand.

We can have a respectful, substantive debate about how each of us would create jobs here in Ohio. That’s what Ohioans deserve, and why we must meet with them to share our ideas.

I look forward to meeting with you. I hope you’ll join me.


Lee Fisher

I like politics and all, but 7 debates sounds rather redundant and, well, dull.

One Response to “Fisher Wants 7 Debates”

  1. Kevin Snyder Says:

    Yeah 7 strikes me as a little excessive. He figures each one will only get very local media coverage and hence he figures they need to hit every region?

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