Democratic Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer is refusing to debate her opponent, Ashley Hinson. Every major Eastern Iowa TV station, KCRG-TV9, KWWL, and KGAN, proposed hosting debates for voters in the district. Ashley Hinson agreed to all three – Finkenauer said no.
In a statement to Iowa Field Report, Hinson has this to say,
“I’m deeply disappointed in Congresswoman Finkenauer, and the voters I talk to every day in the First District agree with me. We need to debate the issues that matter to them. I don’t understand why Congresswoman Finkenauer has decided to disrespect the very voters that sent her to Washington. The Congresswoman should explain what exactly is keeping her so busy, because it’s pretty clear right now that Washington is getting nothing done.”
This is SHAMEFUL. @Abby4Iowa is LITERALLY on the run from Ashley Hinson faster than I run out of the chicken coop when the sun rises. Jokes aside, this is really sad. @RepCindyAxne agreed to 4 debates. Iowans deserve so much more. #IA01 https://t.co/KvhKsxpVWB
— Lefty Chickenauer (@thechickenauer) October 1, 2020
Does George want to have a play date? We could hangout while @Abby4Iowa and @hinsonashley debate to give voters the chance to make an informed decision. @jamesqlynch and @BethMalicki could moderate. Let’s go! #IA01 https://t.co/Xka2DVq51R pic.twitter.com/OajRzTcSMT
— Lefty Chickenauer (@thechickenauer) September 26, 2020