In other news DWS has finally agreed to at least one debate
S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Thursday she would debate her primary challenger Tim Canova.
“I have always said that when we got to August that I would focus on the question of whether or not I was going to debate my opponent,” she said in a brief telephone interview. “I am going to debate my opponent.”
Canova’s campaign treated the development like a victory. “It’s good news for the residents of South Florida,” Canova said. “Debbie Wasserman Schultz has never had to account for her record. She’s never engaged ina debate as long as she’s been a member of Congress. And it’s well past time to have that accounting.”
Until Thursday, Wasserman Schultz declined to say whether she’d debate Canova, saying a decision would come after Congress started its summer recess and the national political conventions concluded. “I’m home now and turning my attention to it,” she said Thursday.
Canova said there’s plenty of time for several debates before the Aug. 30 primary. “It would be beneficial for the voters to hear more than once from us and I would suggest three to four debates of a couple of hours each would make a lot of sense.”
He welcomed her decision, but expressed some skepticism. “I will believe it when I see it. She has been dodging me for four months and dodging her own constituents for weeks,” Canova said.