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GOP Candidate Ducks Debate with Democratic Rising Star Jennifer Carroll Foy

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Given the horrible things they stand for, I guess it’s not surprising so many Republicans don’t want to get up on stage and take questions about their records, views, the issues voters care about, etc. Still, it’s pathetic. For instance, check out the following press release from Jennifer Carroll Foy, a rising star who is going to kick Republican Mike Makee’s butt on 11/7 (and then go on to be a superb Delegate for her district). And I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to that!

JENNIFER CARROLL FOY ONLY HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE TO ATTEND SECOND DISTRICT ELECTION FORUMS

MIKE MAKEE SKIPS OCTOBER 6 AND OCTOBER 10 EVENTS

WOODBRIDGE, VA – Only one candidate in the Second District House of Delegates race has agreed to participate in public forums scheduled before the November 7 election.

Jennifer Carroll Foy, Democratic nominee for Virginia House of Delegates (HD-2), has publicly announced her participation in the first candidate forum hosted by a coalition of nonpartisan groups on Friday, October 6. Another forum is scheduled for October 10. Jennifer Carroll Foy’s opponent, Republican Mike Makee, is skipping both candidate forums and has not committed to a future debate.

“Jennifer Carroll Foy is the clear choice for voters in eastern Prince William and northern Stafford Counties. She will fight to expand Medicaid, protect funding for Planned Parenthood, reduce class size and increase teacher pay, and find solutions to our broken transportation system,” said Teddy Smyth, Carroll Foy’s campaign manager. “But voters won’t get to see the full choice at these forums. Perhaps Mike Makee doesn’t want to answer questions about heartless Republican policies that deny thousands of people healthcare here in the Second District and that put politicians between women and their doctors. Also, why did Mike Makee donate to Donald Trump’s campaign? Mike Makee’s agenda is simply too extreme for the people of the Second District.”

“I look forward to sharing my vision for Prince William and Stafford Counties and listening to voters’ concerns at these forums,” said Jennifer Carroll Foy, Democratic Nominee for House of Delegates District 2. “As Delegate, I will work for all residents of the Second District. I will listen to our neighbors and strive to make it as easy as possible for voters to share what they want to see changed. I have devoted my entire life to public service — fighting for the voiceless as a public defender and foster mother — and hope to serve all of the Second District as Delegate.”

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Event information:

What: 2017 Prince William Delegate Forum
Hosted by: Prince William County NAACP, League of Women Voters – Prince William Area, and Prince William Committee of 100
When: Friday, October 6th, 7:30 PM
Where: George M. Hampton Middle School, 14800 Darbydale Ave, Woodbridge, VA 22193
Who: Jennifer Carroll Foy, Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates District 2, sharing her vision for the 2nd district and answering voters’ questions

What: 2017 Stafford County NAACP Candidate Forum
When: Tuesday, October 10th, 7:30 PM
Where: Board of Supervisors Chambers, Stafford County Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia
Who: Jennifer Carroll Foy, Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates District 2, sharing her vision for the 2nd district and answering voters’ questions

  • old_redneck

    Ducking public appearances seems to be a Republican habit.

    Here in the 99th House of Delegates District, incumbent Republican Margaret Ransone is facing a vigorous campaign by newcomer Francis Edwards. Edwards is out and about the district, showing up at farmers’ markets, parades, Legion and VFW halls, and the like.

    Ransone appears only at invitation-only events. Last week, the Northumberland County NAACP held a candidates’ forum, including state and local candidates. Ransone never responded to letters, phone calls or emails requesting her participation. Earleir, she pulled the same stunt with Indivisible Westmoreland (County).

    Ransone likely will win — the district is consistently 65-35 Republican. Still, she is being hammered in letters to the editor about her non-appearances.

  • Perseus1986

    Foy is a shoe in for her election. The incumbent (who is not running) barely won the last election against her primary opponent. Money isn’t everything, but as of last reporting period she has 100K more than her opponent, who is also a late replacement.