Cottage Grove, MN – People living in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District are getting denied the chance to compare the Republican and Democratic candidates vying to replace retiring US Representative John Kline (R-MN02) in a debate due to one of the candidates refusing to attend.
Democratic candidate Angie Craig is refusing to attend a debate hosted by the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce on Monday, October 17th. This move comes after Craig also refused to attend a debate hosted by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Craig’s opponent, Republican Jason Lewis, agreed to attend and participate in both debates.
In a press release Lewis’ campaign manager Jack Dwyer states, “Despite Craig highlighting her business credentials as the key qualifier for her candidacy, she has now refused to participate in two chamber of commerce events – denying our local business leaders and job creators the opportunity to hear directly from both of the candidates about their solutions to issues affecting our economy.”
Alpha News reached out to the Craig campaign for comment and did not receive a response at the time of publication.
Craig’s website boasts of her business background, stating Craig was responsible for “16,000 employees across 100 countries” while working at St. Jude.
“It begs the question for all of us, what is Angie Craig hiding about her agenda?” Dwyer says, telling Alpha News, “The entire premise of Craig’s candidacy is that she’s a ‘business leader,’ and now after more than 4 straight weeks of negative attack ads and Craig sharing literally nothing about her vision for our hardworking families and citizens in Minnesota’s 2nd District, she backs out of two friendly, civil opportunities to talk to our local business leaders and job creators about her vision to fix our economy.”
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