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Republican Treadwell wants 10 debates with Dem Gillibrand

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The candidates in the 20th congressional district say they'll hold at least one debate this fall. But Republican Sandy Treadwell says he hopes to face Democratic congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand at least 10 times before the November election. Treadwell says a debate should be held in each of district's 10 counties, which stretch from the Hudson River valley north to the outskirts of Saranac Lake. He issued his challenge on the day Gillibrand was speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Brian Mann has more.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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Republican Sandy Treadwell is challenging incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand to a series of debates in the New York 20th Congressional District.

Gillibrand has agreed to one debate. Treadwell is pushing for 10 debates, one in each of the 20th District's counties.

"I'm really looking forward to this dialogue," Treadwell said.

Treadwell said that Gillibrand is less conservative than voters may believe.

"She tends to be one person in Washington, and another person here in the district, " Treadwell said.

Gillibrand was at the Democratic National Convention in Denver when Treadwell made his challenge. She stated that she has agreed to one debate, and may be open to more depending on the fall campaign schedule.

Summary provided by Julie Schindall, National Editor, Public Interactive


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