Sen. Coons Drops Out Of Oct. 14th Debate
An October debate at the University of Delaware will proceed without the involvement of Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Coons.
According to the University of Delaware Center for Political Communication, the Coons campaign says he will not participate in the debate scheduled for October 14th.
Director Nancy Karibjanian says it’s “disappointing that Delaware voters will not have the opportunity to see a debate between the candidates for U.S. Senate.”
Republican Lauren Witzke in a Facebook post says of Coons: “he is bucking one of Delaware’s oldest traditions, a fair debate between candidates. I don’t blame him. I’d be scared of me too.” The Campaign Manager for Chris Coons, Christy Gleason, said “the Republican nominee has been criticized widely for supporting the dangerous QAnon conspiracy theory, posting racist memes, and allying herself with white nationalists and anti-Semites. Senator Coons debated her on September 22, 2020, and he will not take part in any additional debates. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Coons is focused on the debate over replacing Justice Ginsburg and protecting the future of the United States Supreme Court. He is equally focused on delivering for his constituents and passing more COVID-19 stimulus for American families and small business owners.”
Democratic Governor John Carney and Republican Julianne Murray will debate October 13th.
Democratic Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and GOP challenger Lee Murphy will debate October 14th.