Pomeroy Campaign Criticizes Berg For Turning Down Debate
Earl Pomeroy has been turning down debates since April. It was a month ago that Pomeroy finally broke down and told Berg that he’d like to do four debates…only he didn’t schedule any. Now Forum Communications, which owns just about every media outlet in North Dakota, is sponsoring a debate that Pomeroy wants in on but it doesn’t fit Berg’s schedule.
And Pomeroy has the audacity to hit Berg for it.
A spokesman for Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., is going after Republican U.S. House candidate Rick Berg for turning down a debate hosted by Forum Communications, which owns the Herald.
In a statement today, spokesman Brenden Timpe wrote that Berg is breaking his promise to accept any invitation that Pomeroy does.
Pomeroy wrote a letter to Berg last month inviting him to participate in a series of four debates in August, September and October. A spokesman for Berg told the Bismarck Tribune that the Berg campaign would accept any invitation that Pomeroy would agree to.
But the Berg campaign now says the candidate did not have enough time to schedule a debate in Fargo as requested by Forum Communications.
Ryan Johnson, who by the way works for Forum Communications, doesn’t bother to mention the fact that Pomeroy turned down two previous opportunities to debate Berg. Which makes this all…rather interesting.
Pomeroy holds out to get a debate scheduled with a sponsor of his choosing. Which also just happens to be the largest media company in the state. And when it doesn’t work out for Berg, Pomeroy attacks and the news outlets which also just happen to be sponsoring the debate facilitate the attack.
It’s positively…coordinated.Tags: debates, Earl Pomeroy, election 2010, forum communications, North Dakota News, Rick Berg, ryan johnston