Francis refuses to debate opponent Jim Rice E-mail
Opinion
Sunday, 03 August 2014 06:55

By Gary Warden, Liberal

 

My good friend and candidate for 125th District State Representative Jim Rice offered a challenge to his opponent Shannon Francis to hold a debate asking only that questions be asked “live” from the floor.

Jim left the time and place to the choosing of Mr. Francis.  So far, and on multiple occasions Mr. Francis has refused to debate, asking to just run the tape of the Chamber forum on the radio.

I would suggest the stage at the Activity Center would be the ideal location during the Five State Fair. Political debates are always a big hit at county fairs.

I believe it is very important that we know our candidates and their stand on the issues. How about you?

If Shannon is refusing a public debate now, what will it be like if he gets to Topeka?

Something else we might want to be thinking about – is our next representative going to Topeka to build a retirement for himself or work for us?

 
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