Matthews wants eight debates with Larsen

  • By Evan Smith, Herald writer
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012 1:42pm

Republican 2nd Congressional District challenger Dan Matthews wants eight debates with Democratic incumbent Rick Larsen.

Matthews said recently that Larsen has “shied away from the offer to appear in a debate,” saying instead, “I want to be supportive of the community groups and their forums instead of making up our own debates.”

Matthews has asked community groups and media organizations to sponsor forums and debates throughout the sistrict.

The district includes Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier and the coastal areas of Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties and all of Island and San Juan counties.

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