Friday, August 6, 2010

Primaries over, it's game time

Rabidoux challenges Blackburn to debate
By Kevin Walters • The TENNESSEAN • August 6, 2010

FRANKLIN — Democratic congressional candidate Greg Rabidoux says he wants to face Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn in a public debate.

On Friday morning, Rabidoux issued a letter challenging Blackburn to at least one debate, if not more. He’s given Blackburn until Aug. 16 to respond.

“Ultimately, the 7th District voters and the democratic process are all best served by this happening,” Rabidoux said.

Rabidoux initially took the letter to Blackburn’s office at the Cadence Bank Building on Main Street in Franklin though he later took the letter to Blackburn’s campaign headquarters in Brentwood.

Blackburn’s staff could not immediately be reached for comment.

Rabidoux is an assistant professor of American politics and constitutional law at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

Rabidoux will oppose incumbent Blackburn for the 7th Congressional District in the general election in November.