Wetterling campaign manager Corey Day disputes the Republican line that Wetterling’s failure to participate in a Forest Lake Chamber of Commerce debate shows she’s afraid to debate her chief opponent, state Sen. Michele Bachmann.
Wetterling will participate in a League of Women Voters-sponsored television debate in October, Day said. Details are still under discussion but it looks like Oct. 22, televised on KSTP.
Wetterling will consider debate invitations from other “fair and impartial” organizations that come forward and offer to sponsor debates, he said.
The National Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Bachmann, Day said, and the Forest Lake chamber was inflexible about dates.
In a letter to supporters chiding Wetterling for skipping the Forest Lake debate, Bachmann proposed 12 debates between now and election day.