Incumbents afraid to debate?
Tampa Bay area voters won't get the chance to see debates in four congressional races because the incumbents have declined to participate. Their challengers say the incumbents are avoiding taking questions about their records and refusing to stick their necks out in a debate, the Times' Stephanie Garry reports.
Republican representatives Ginny Brown-Waite and Vern Buchanan declined. C.W. Bill Young and fellow Republican Gus Bilirakis did not give a final response.