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Gardenhire Dodging Promised Debates?

On Aug. 8, Republican state Senate nominee Todd Gardenhire pledged at least two debates with Democrat AndraƩ McGary, saying 10th District voters deserve a chance to examine their choices. Since then, reports Chris Carroll, Gardenhire has skipped several opportunities to fulfill his promise.
A radio talk show host, a Libertarian group and the Chattanooga Voter Empowerment Movement on Wednesday said Gardenhire refused or ignored their separate debate requests while McGary quickly accepted all three invitations.
“We’re not waiting on this clown,” said McGary, 32, a Chattanooga city councilman and Democrat. “His language about being exuberant or excited about debating is a bunch of lies.”
Both men are seeking the soon-to-be-vacated 10th District Senate seat, which covers parts of Bradley and Hamilton counties.