Steve King Hopes Six Debates Will Be Adequate

King hopes six debates will be adequate to inform the voting public

Below is the letter Congressman King sent to Christie Vilsack challenging her to six debates.

March 16, 2012

Christie Vilsack

c/o Christie Vilsack for Iowa, Inc.

P.O. Box 641

Ames, Iowa 51010

Dear Mrs. Vilsack:

In an effort to conduct an open and honest discussion throughout the campaign, I propose a series of six debates (minimum of 60 minutes each).

Because of upcoming votes in Congress, my schedule is limited but I hope six debates will be adequate to inform the voting public. The locations proposed are designed to spread the debates across the district equitably.

1) Story County Fair, Nevada (12:00 pm on July 21, 2012)

2) Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge (7:00 pm on August 22, 2012)

3) Clay County Fair, Spencer (2:00 pm on September 8, 2012)

4) Morningside College, Sioux City (Lincoln-Douglas Style) (7:00 pm on September 29, 2012)

5)  Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery, Carroll (6:30 pm on October 25, 2012)

6)  Music Man Square, Mason City (Lincoln-Douglas Style) (6:00 pm on November 1, 2012)

I ask for a formal response by March 23, 2012, to ensure time to reserve facilities and finalize details. Let’s give Iowans a great series of debates focused on issues important to them.


Steve King

Member of Congress



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4 Responses to Steve King Hopes Six Debates Will Be Adequate

  1. Paul Deaton says:

    Seems to me that the underdog is the one who asks for debates. Vilsack C. should deny King this opportunity, the same way he denied previous challengers. What goes around comes around…


  2. dave bradley says:

    Quite interesting that King is suddenly in favor of debates, since he has avoided them in the past. IIRC he ridiculed opponents who wanted debates as ‘desperate’ etc.


  3. Jon Trouten says:

    I’m shocked. Normally King doesn’t want to debate.


  4. Linda Thieman says:

    He’s running scared! So much Republican money is going Vilsack’s way plus King is one of the Tea Party Top Ten who is being targeted, that he is finally feeling threatened. Thank heavens. Can’t wait to get rid of him. He has “not represented” me for too long!


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