Congresswoman Betty McCollum says she will headline a series of town hall rallies aimed at energizing DFL voters.
McCollum announced the 4th District rallies today in a news release. The first event is scheduled at Macalester College Chapel on Monday, Sept. 13, starting at 5:30 p.m. Other rallies are scheduled on Sept. 18, at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul, and on Sept. 25, at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall in Maplewood.
In addition, McCollum has agreed to participate in an MPR News-sponsored radio debate for sometime during the week of
Sept. 21 Oct. 25. The exact date has not been determined. The White Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters of St. Paul are sponsoring two other 4th District congressional debates.
Yesterday, McCollum's Republican challenger Teresa Collett was criticizing the incumbent for declining to attend a KSTP-TV debate.
Good for Betty agreeing to debate. Too bad she still refuses to appear on TV.
Does anyone else think Collett may be gaining ground? I haven't seen this much activity from Betty in a while.
I am still waiting for Collett to take responsibility for her relatively recent DWI. She blamed her erratic driving on her medication, even though her .18 BAC was extremely intoxicated, medication or not. She also said she only had 2 glasses of wine. Either the glasses were goliath size, she weighs 75 pounds, or she us lying and not taking responsibility.
I can forgive a lot, if someone takes responsibility for their mistakes. We've all made our mistakes. Collett is trying to minimize her mistakes, and muddy the waters with half truths. This leads me to believe she has a very real problem she cannot own up to. She needs to come clean about her alcohol problems, at the very least for her own health.
Betty still won't take a televised debate. What's she so scared of? Listening to some of her latest speeches, I think I can figure it out.
Gives "Run Betty Run" a new meaning.
Hey CD4 Voter, bother to read the article before commenting. She accepted three other debates. The only one she turned down was from KSTP, whose parent funds organizations helping her opponent. KSTP has no credibility any more. It's clearly on one side. Why should she let them run the debate?
McCollum should accept the KSTP debate for the same reason that Republican candidates have debated on MPR for decades, even though public broadcasting locally and nationally is netoriously biased for the left.
Hubbard TV news discloses each time it runs a political story about a candidate it contributed to. Something MinnPost has refused to do in relation to the Mark Dayton and Dayton family contributions made to their organization, which is founded and run by former Strib employees.
Just completed a second general election debate with Teresa Collett. Also participating was Betty McCollum. I think it will be on cable TV. I'll post more about it on Twitter. Follow me at SteveWCarlson.
First debate was KSTP-TV taped Sunday, September 19. Today's at White Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce. I would like to be invited to the MPR debate as well. I have already been invited to the League of Women Voters debate, so that should be a good one.