Busby challenges Bilbray to debate
Friday, September 15, 2006
Democratic candidate Francine Busby, has challenged San Diego Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray to appear at six public forums with her. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Busby lost to Bilbray in the June special election, in spite of massive financial aid from the National Democratic Party. She won't get the same support in the race leading up to November. But in her latest move in the David and Goliath contest, Busby says she wants to debate Bilbray on his voting record since July.
Busby: During the forums during the last campaigns, he made statements about the importance of not making promises you couldn't keep and now we’ve seen that after he went to congress we’ve seen he has changed his position on a lot of those so this is really a chance to have him explain his position to the voters.
Bilbray’s campaign says the congressman is busy doing the peoples’ business in Washington and will only have time to attend two or three forums.
The November election decides who’ll replaces former congressman Randy Cunningham for a full two-year term. Alison St John, KPBS news.