Debate Denied

Eric Stewart

Congressman Scott_DesJariais

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais has rejected his Democratic opponent’s call to debate three times over the next month in the 4th Congressional District race.
Last week, Democratic State Sen. Eric Stewart of Belvedere challenged DesJarlais to a trio of debates and asked for a response by today.
DesJarlais emailed Stewart’s campaign Sunday, beating Stewart’s deadline with an unfriendly response. Stewart issued a news release this afternoon, saying he’s “shocked but not surprised” at DesJarlais’ decision.
Franklin County is in the 4th district, Coffee County moved to the 6th.