According to the Hickory Daily Record, Republican Challenger Lance Sigmon has agreed to debate Patrick McHorny.
“I’m more than willing to accept his offer,” Sigmon said. “I think it gives voters a chance to find out where we stand.”
McHenry said during a media conference call Friday that he welcomed all competitors and wanted to “debate the issues.”
Sigmon prefers to hold three debates, one each in Shelby, Morganton and Hickory.
Of course McHorny's personal rag, the Charlotte Observer, missed McHorny's challenge and bills the debate as Sigmon's idea. They even printed McHorny's original quote but still can't read the words they're writing:
U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry's Republican primary opponent said he plans to ask district GOP leaders to sponsor a debate between the two.
Military attorney Lance Sigmon of Newton is challenging the second-term congressman from Cherryville for the Republican nomination in the 10th Congressional District.
Sigmon sent an e-mail to newspapers over the weekend saying he plans to seek a debate with McHenry "as soon as possible."
McHenry said last week that he welcomes competition. "Everybody has the right to run for office and sign their name on the dotted line," he said in a conference call with reporters. "Let's have a debate on the issues that are going to affect our country."
Meanwhile Democratic Challenger Daniel Johnson told the Charlotte Observer that he had raised $120,000, ten times more than the 2004 Democratic candidate raised in her entire campaign and five times what the last candidate raised. So mazel tov, Daniel.
Oh, and btw, those McHorny quotes are from a media-only conference call last week from which I was excluded.
Why, Pat, why? What do you possibly have to hide from me?