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Hasner challenges Senate opponents to debates



Adam Hasner today proposed 10 debates with his opponents in the Republican U.S. Senate primary.

"While we have much in common, there are also real differences between us on important issues like government spending, immigration reform, the sanctity of life, and the best way to reform the failed political system in Washington," Hasner wrote to George LeMieux and Connie Mack. (There are two others in the race, Craig Miller and Mike McCalister, but Hasner said he hoped the state GOP would seek their inclusion.)

Hasner has to do something to gain traction. Polls show him at the bottom of the pack and Mack with a big lead. Mack would have most to lose by engaging in the debates. No word yet on candidate response.

[Last modified: Friday, January 6, 2012 1:07pm]


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