After weeks of attempting to get the campaign of incumbent Republican State Senator Alberta Darling to comment on the possibility of a debate with her challenger, Democratic State Rep. Sandy Pasch, the Darling campaign has finally admitted it wants to avoid any debates with Rep. Pasch. In response to a debate request from Disability Rights Wisconsin and another from Advocates for Education, the Darling campaign unequivocally said, “No thanks.”
Representative Sandy Pasch released the following statement on Sen. Darling’s refusal to participate in a debate with Rep. Pasch.
“Now that we’ve completed the wasteful, dishonest, GOP-concocted primary, I had hoped Senator Darling would begin taking debate requests seriously, but clearly that is not the case,” said Pasch. “I cannot be more disappointed to hear Senator Darling is not interested in addressing the important issues facing some of the most vulnerable in our society, held in a forum by Disability Rights Wisconsin, or even addressing the future of our children with Advocates for Education. We are still waiting on Darling to confirm a date for additional reputable hosts, but have been given no sign of good intent. It is time for my opponent to emerge from the shadows and join me in a debate on the issues.”
Rep. Pasch has indicated she is willing to meet Senator Darling at a number of forums to discuss the critical issues facing Wisconsin, but I’m betting Sen. Darling would rather hide behind her billboards and advertising, rather than actually having to answer real questions about what she’s been doing in Madison over the past six months.