The Rohl Campaign last week issued another challenge to Adam Kinzinger for a public debate or shared town hall meeting before the election.
“On Sept. 12, we issued a challenge to Adam Kinzinger to engage in eight debates in eight weeks leading up to the election. He never responded to our challenge,” Wanda Rohl said in a press release. “He seems to want to ignore me in the same way he ignores the voters of the 16th District.”
“So again,” Rohl’s campaign manager Elizabeth Wilke said in the release, “we invite Mr. Kinzinger to come out of hiding and join Wanda Rohl on stage in townhall debates between now and the election. The voters throughout the 16th District deserve to know what their choice is on Nov. 6th.”
Rohl’s campaign manager went on to point out that Kinzinger’s events calendar on his website is blank and his events page on Facebook also shows he does not have any events scheduled.
“It appears Mr, Kinzinger is afraid to engage with the voters of the 16th district and afraid to debate Wanda in a public forum, away from the closed radio set he is familiar with,” Wilke added.
“I think each constituent of the 16th District might want to ask what is Kinzinger afraid of, or what is he hiding?”
Rohl, in contrast, has many public appearances planned, including a fundraiser in DeKalb with Lt. Governor Shelia Simon speaking on her behalf.
The two candidates did hold one on-air live debate with WCMY in Ottawa.
“Perhaps Mr. Kinzinger thinks he can buy this seat with the $1.7 million he has taken in from energy corporations, big oil, big health insurance companies, the billionaire Koch brothers, and secretive leadership PACs,” Wilke said.
“Wanda is not taking money from any corporations and is relying on the individual donations of the American folks. We think it is pretty clear who Kinzinger would represent if elected, and it is not the interests of the people living in the 16th district.”
Rohl added, “I have lived in the 16th District all of my life and I look forward to being a voice for all my neighbors come November.”