FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2018
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Mike Espy to Cindy Hyde-Smith: It’s Time To Debate

JACKSON, Miss. — Today U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy sent Cindy Hyde-Smith a letter calling on her to debate.

“The time for a debate in this race has come,” Espy said in the letter. “I was pleased to see your comments over the weekend that you are willing to debate. Public discourse is important, now more than ever, and Mississippians deserve to hear our views and understand where we differ, whether it’s on health care, education, or job opportunities. The stakes are just too high.”

The full text of the letter is as follows:

Dear Senator Hyde-Smith,

Welcome back to Mississippi. I understand that you have been unable to participate in certain campaign activities given your need to be in Washington, D.C. for Senate votes. Now that the Senate is in recess, however, the time for a debate in this race has come. I was pleased to see your comments over the weekend that you are willing to debate. Public discourse is important, now more than ever, and Mississippians deserve to hear our views and understand where we differ, whether it’s on health care, education, or job opportunities. The stakes are just too high.

I invite you to join me in a debate on November 1, 2, or 3 —whatever fits best with your schedule. This should be plenty of time for you to plan accordingly. The debate should be a conversation between serious candidates and moderated by an institution that can broadcast this information to the entire state.

Every voter in the Magnolia State should have the chance to hear from us directly. I look forward to an informed discussion before the voters of Mississippi, and to your prompt response by October 19. As you’ve said you are already willing to do this, it should be an easy conversation for us to pick a date.

Please contact my campaign manager, Oleta Fitzgerald, to follow up.

Sincerely,

Mike Espy
Candidate for U.S. Senate

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