The Lt. Governor Debate scheduled for this Thursday night by the Committee of 100 has been cancelled by Incumbent Lt. Governor Bill Bolling because of a dispute over rules. He charges that his opponent Jody Wagner violated the rules by talking about the dispute over the rules.
“It is something the organizers of the debate had specifically asked us not to do,” Bolling says.
But Wagner says she could not go along with one of the rules Bolling had suggested.
“What he wanted was that neither of us could do anything to disseminate the debate to our supporters,” Wagner says. “[Bolling]’s got a history of not showing and I think he doesn’t want to have to answer to that history.”
But Bolling says he didn’t want excerpts of the debate being distorted.
The incident comes as the statewide race tightens. The latest poll shows the Republican ticket with a lead of 4 percent — way down from double-digit leads polled earlier this summer.
So it appears there will be 2 debates on Tuesday, Sept. 22 in Manassas. Nothing has been cancelled for the debates at :
Four Points by Sheraton
The 50th state delegate debate between Jackson Miller and Jeannette Rishell. 8:30
The 13th state delegate debate between Bob Marshall and John Bell. 7:30
Sorry for any confusion.
UPDATE: from Insidenova.com