Democrat Pam Gulleson Pulls Out Of Debate With Kevin Cramer
Liberal House candidate Pam Gulleson is throwing around some very serious accusations about her opponent Kevin Cramer, including allegedly unethical campaign contributions which she’s also suggesting (ridiculously) may be illegal. She’s even demanding that Cramer return the contributions.
So you’d think that, with such serious accusations in her pocket, Gulleson would welcome a public form where she could directly engage her opponent on that issue.
Unfortunately, Gulleson pulled out of just such a debate. According to Cramer’s Twitter feed, Gulleson pulled out of a debate she had previously agreed to which was to be hosted by the North Dakota Petroleum Council:
@pamgulleson just cancelled her ND Petroleum Council debate with me. I wasn’t given any excuse.
— Kevin Cramer (@kevincramer) August 23, 2012
No word yet from the Gulleson campaign on why they’d pull out of the debate. Maybe they aren’t as confident about the allegations they’ve made against Cramer as they’ve led us to believe?
Update: I just spoke with the Cramer campaign, and apparently Ron Ness with the NDPC texted Cramer himself saying that Gulleson had “canceled.”
According to Hillary Price, the Gulleson campaign’s communications director, Cramer has his “facts” wrong saying that they simply have a conflict with the date:
— Hillary Price (@pricehillary) August 23, 2012
It was reported previously that Gulleson had already signed off on the debate, and it doesn’t seem likely to be re-scheduled. It was to take place during the NDPC’s annual meeting on the last day according to the agenda posted on their website.Tags: election 2012, Kevin Cramer, North Dakota News, north dakota petroleum council, pam gulleson