Angie Craig continues to avoid opportunities to debate the issues important to Minnesota voters in front of a live audience, as the Jason Lewis campaign was informed today that Craig has refused to participate in the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce’s invitation – scheduled to take place less than two weeks from now on Monday, October 17.
Lewis announced his intention to participate in the Shakopee Chamber debate on September 12.
Despite Craig highlighting her business credentials as the key qualifier for her candidacy, she has now refused to participate in two chamber of commerce events – denying our local business leaders and job creators the opportunity to hear directly from both of the candidates about their solutions to issues affecting our economy.
Campaign manager Jack Dwyer issued the following statement about the latest debate refusal from Angie Craig, “Angie Craig and her team have now turned down two opportunities to participate in what would have been positive, civil discussions about critical issues affecting our economy and local job market. This comes in addition to what is a purely negative message coming out of the Craig campaign on the airwaves. It continues to beg the question, what is Angie Craig hiding about her radical agenda from voters?”
ICYMI: CRAIG DUCKS DEBATES
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October 4, 2016-Cottage Grove, MN…Angie Craig continues to avoid debates in an attempt to hide her true policy positions from Minnesota voters.
The latest evidence is Craig’s decision to cancel her appearance at the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce debate, originally scheduled for October 10 (less than a week away)!
Today, the Dakota County Regional Chamber – a business organization of which even Craig is a member – announced that it has been forced to cancel its debate due to Craig’s refusal to participate in the event.
“It’s telling that Angie Craig is altogether skipping great and friendly opportunities to debate the issues Minnesota is facing, rather than talking to voters to defend her out-of-touch liberal views,” said Lewis campaign manager Jack Dwyer in response to this news. “For Angie to dodge the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce debate – especially when Craig’s entire premise for her candidacy has been based on her ‘business credentials in the boardroom’ is an insult to Minnesota voters who deserve to know what she stands for.
“Jason will continue to meet with voters and looks forward to sharing his positive vision for Minnesota with folks across the 2nd District.”
Jason Lewis spent 25 years on the air as a voice in the national political conversation, talking with Minnesotans and Americans about solutions to our greatest problems. An active Minnesota resident for two decades, he and his wife Leigh have two young daughters, Lindsey and Lauren. Jason is also an author, public speaker, and started his career running Lewis Motor Supply, a small family business founded by his grandfather. Lewis won his competitive, multi-candidate primary contest with 49% of the vote share on August 9, 2016.