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Norm Dicks and probably Doug Cloud among those confirmed for Whitman PTA forum

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Oct. 6, 2010 at 2:30 pm with 1 Comment »
October 6, 2010 2:34 pm

It might have to pass for the only Pierce County face-to-face between U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks and his Republican challenger Doug Cloud. But they’ll have to share it with quite a few other faces.

The Whitman Elementary School PTA has received a confirmation from Dicks’ campaign staff. A spokesman for Cloud said he had already scheduled a fund-raiser that evening with state Attorney General Rob McKenna but will try to reschedule.

The event is set for Whitman, 1120 S. 39th Street, at 6 p.m. on October 13.

But rather than a debate between the congressional candidates, it will be an all-comers education issues forum with candidates for Pierce County prosecutor, county council district 5 and the 29th legislative district. The sponsors even invited Dino Rossi and Patty Murray.

Here’s a pdf of the program.

Dicks and Cloud are set to meet earlier Wednesday at the Sequim Community Church in Sequim at 2 p.m. It is, so far, the only actual debate scheduled between the two finalists for the 6th Congressional District.

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  1. randydutton says:

    DEBATE. Let’s get several good Lincoln/Douglas debates between the candidates! Let’s diminish the role of lobbyists and campaign money and get the candidates in front of the voters. Make them SWEAT. Debates should be long, and unscripted. Congress is a tough place, why make debates easy?

    Why isn’t the press DEMANDING candidates to meet with the voters on their home ground? I haven’t seen Dicks in an unscripted event in Grays Harbor County in the 6 years I’ve been here.

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