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From Vicky Hartzler’s 2010 campaign [August 25, 2010], via Facebook:

And, from Vicky Hartzler (r) on September 16, 2010:

….I am sorry to have to tell you that you and the rest of the voters of the 4th Congressional District are being denied your right to hear from all the individuals who are vying to represent you in Washington. I have proposed forums each Friday from now till the election so that voters can ask both of us questions and make an informed decision on who to support….

….Perhaps he doesn’t want to have to answer for his 95% voting record….

[emphasis added]

And September 28, 2010. In 2010, according to Vicky Hartzler (r), debates were very important and 95% wasn’t a good percentage. Evidently, times they are a changin’.

In yesterday’s Kansas City Star:

In Missouri’s 4th District, Hartzler-Hensley race reflects change

Hartzler-Hensley race for the Missouri seat reflects changing times and a redrawn district.


The Kansas City Star

….Hartzler hasn’t exactly been a boat-rocker in the House.

She has voted with the GOP 95 percent of the time….

….So Hensley has pushed Hartzler to debate. But the two candidates have yet to share a stage or microphone.

“I think voters deserve it,” Hensley said in a statement provided by the campaign.

Hartzler hasn’t budged, although she blames the lack of debates on logistics. “We’ll just have to see what opportunities are available,” she said….

[emphasis added]

I smell fear.