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Debates proposed for 2B delegate race

September 15, 2010|By ANDREW SCHOTZ
  • Brien Poffenberger
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Hours after Republicans picked Neil Parrott as their candidate in the Subdistrict 2B delegate race, Democrat Brien J. Poffenberger challenged Parrott to a series of debates.

Parrott accepted. The candidates agreed to have their campaigns work out a plan in the next few weeks.

Poffenberger e-mailed Parrott an invitation Wednesday morning to have three debates, with neutral parties working on the logistics.

"The people I meet want to hear about the issues," Poffenberger wrote in a press release about his proposal. "They have had enough of government, and they are mad. They are not depending on party labels and yard signs. Voters want (to) know what candidates have done, and they want to know what candidates plan to do."

Parrott said Wednesday that he welcomes the chance to debate and show voters the "clear differences" between the candidates.

He said he hopes the debates can be shown on Antietam Cable and posted on YouTube.

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Poffenberger didn't have any Democratic competition Tuesday.

Parrott defeated Ted Brennan in a Republican primary, receiving about 81 percent of the vote.

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