The campaign team of U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-2nd District, is stalling debate nego – tiations, according to a press release issued Monday by the camp of her challenger, Democratic candidate Mel Hall.
Hall’s team reportedly reached out to Walorski’s staff to begin negotiations after she agreed to Hall’s offer of three public and televised debates on July 20. ‟After repeated emails, Rep. Walorski’s team continued to push back the start of the nego – tiations, indicating that they cannot schedule debates due to unknown factors affecting the Representative’s schedule,” the press release states, adding debate negotiations have been pushed back until late September or early October.
‟We are ready and at the table to start these negotiations. Rep. Walorski made a promise to Hoosiers when she agreed to these three debates, and we expect her to keep that promise,” said Max Harris, Hall’s campaign manager. ‟Hoosiers know how important it is to keep your word. We look forward to Rep. Walorski keeping her word and work – ing with us to schedule these debates.”