Challenger takes debate request to Goodlatte public

Sixth District Republican congressional-nomination candidate Karen Kwiatkowski has repeatedly asked GOP incumbent Bob Goodlatte to agree to a debate in advance of the June 2012 party nomination.

Not having heard from Goodlatte yet, Kwiatkowski has gone public with her request to try to put pressure on the congressman.

Now that George Allen has finally agreed to debate his Republican primary challengers, I believe that it is time for you (or your office) to answer the mail,” Kwiatkowski wrote Goodlatte in a letter dated Nov. 16.


“When I personally spoke to you about this on Oct. 18, you were aware of my formal requests, but told me that you thought it was ‘too soon’ for you to commit. After three months and multiple requests, it is certainly not too soon for you to respond to a fellow Republican and Sixth District constituent. I encourage you emulate former Sen. Allen, and engage in a public debate with your political critics on the right,” Kwiatkowski wrote in the letter.

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