Scott Eckersley is trying to have it both ways on debating. Eckersley first proposed a series of 10 courthouse debates to the Long campaign. Now, Eckersley simply won’t return the phone calls trying to find out the details.
“If Scott Eckersley wants to make this into a circus, then he is going to need to bring his own tent,” said Royce Reding, Campaign Manager. “Maybe he just doesn’t want to tell us where he stands on earmarks, cap and trade, obamacare, the stimulus, immigration reform or other important issues to Southwest Missourians.”
The Long for Congress campaign tried to reach Scott Eckersley on Friday at 11:16 a.m., 2:18 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. No one picked up the phone at his campaign headquarters. At 4:03 p.m., Scott Eckersley himself answered the phone and told us he did not have time to talk with us.
“We would like to talk about the details,” said Reding. “I hope he calls us soon.”
Monday, August 16, 2010
Long to Eckersley: Do you want to debate or just complain about it?
The Billy Long campaign just issued the following news release concerning debates with Democratic opponent Scott Eckersley: