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VINCENT SHEHEEN FOR GOVERNOR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kristin Cobb
DATE: September 16, 2010
Why won’t Nikki Haley agree to debate Vincent Sheheen?
CAMDEN, SC — Seventeen days ago, Vincent Sheheen challenged Nikki Haley to five substantive debates on five important issues in five different South Carolina locations. She did not respond. Six days ago, the Sheheen campaign called Representative Haley’s campaign and left a message, requesting a return call. No response. Four days ago, the Sheheen campaign called Haley headquarters again but were told that the appropriate staff could not be reached.
In a letter sent to Representative Haley on August 30th, Sheheen stated, “I challenge you to debates on jobs and the economy in Greenville, education in Columbia, governmental reform and transparency in Charleston, comprehensive tax reform in Rock Hill and infrastructure and tourism in Myrtle Beach. I propose the debates follow the Lincoln Douglas format as prescribed by the National Forensic League, the oldest and largest interscholastic forensic organization in the United States.”
“Voters, with such an important choice at such a crucial time, want the chance to fully know the candidates for governor,” he concluded in the letter.
Sheheen Communications Director Kristin Cobb had this to say: “Why is Nikki Haley afraid to debate Vincent Sheheen? She is hiding her record from a public debate like she hid her tax problems and her income. Maybe she would return our calls if we offered to debate her in Iowa or Arizona.”