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Patti Judge, trailing in polls, taunts Grassley for snubbing debates


This news story was published on September 30, 2016.
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Patti Judge

Patti Judge

DES MOINES – Democrat Patti Judge is trailing incumbent U.S. Senator Charles Grassley in the polls, isn this week taunted the long-time legislator for snubbing debates with her.

“Chuck Grassley has been ducking debates and debate negotiations for months, so we decided to sweeten the deal and offer debates on his home turf at Dairy Queen,” said campaign spokesperson Sam Roecker. “He’s at DQ all the time anyway, so he might as well use the opportunity to talk to Iowans while doing you know what. We’ll provide the Blizzards and sundaes if he shows up to explain to Iowans why his commitment to representing Iowa has melted in recent years.”

In a video released this week, creator and former host of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor offers to moderate a Dairy Queen debate between Judge and Grassley.

So far, Chuck Grassley has refused to negotiate a series of statewide debates with the Judge campaign. Grassley’s staff recently indicated they would not consider adding debates that give all Iowans an opportunity to see both candidates on the debate stage. Judge has accepted debate invitations from outlets across Iowa and will continue to call for live, televised debates – which she’s willing to participate in at Dairy Queens or any other location Chuck Grassley finds acceptable.

Polls have shown Grassley is leading his Democratic challenger, former Lieutenant Gov. Patty Judge 51 – 42 percent.

In March, Grassley filed for his 7th term in the U.S. Senate. He’s been serving in the U.S. Congress since 1975, as he was previously a Representative. Republicans control the U.S. Senate, 54-46 over Democrats.

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8 Responses to Patti Judge, trailing in polls, taunts Grassley for snubbing debates

  1. Eric B Reply Report comment

    October 1, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Grassely needs to get a room at the nursing home. Seven terms is far too many, this state needs fresh ideas and young blood. Grassely will be pushing 90 if he finishes the term. Ask him how many acres he has after 6 terms…..

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 1, 2016 at 8:38 am

      Bitch all you want. It will make no difference. There is no one running against him and he will win again. I agree he has been in too long but so have a lot of others. We need term limits and should take away their ability to give themselves a raise. That should be voted on.

  2. John Reply Report comment

    September 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Grassley should make an announcement that he wants to debate Judge to a Lincoln Douglas type debate. She will refuse because he would destroy her. She would just stand there with her mouth open like she is doing in the video above. She’s got nothing and I am really surprised the Dem’s brought her out of the closet and cleaned the dust off her to run against Grassley.

    • anonymight Reply Report comment

      September 30, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      She was the only one they could talk into doing it.

  3. anonymight Reply Report comment

    September 30, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Grassley will win whether he debates her or not so why bother.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 30, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Why would Grassley debate her? She is nothing, never was nothing and never will be nothing. A waste of time and skin.

    • Pauly Ho Reply Report comment

      October 1, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Oh, do you mean she went Lagios on us?

      • Peter L Reply Report comment

        October 8, 2016 at 8:06 am

        Use your real name if you are going to insult someone. COWARD.