Democrat Maria Sachs challenges Republican Ellyn Bogdanoff to series of debates

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I was intrigued today when Democrat Maria Sachs began following me on Twitter. She then set me a direct message alerting me that she was about throw down the gauntlet and challenge her opponent in Senate District 34, Ellyn Bogdanoff, to a series of debates.

Well, here’s that challenge:

September 25, 2012

Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff
Campaign of Ellyn Bogdanoff
908 S. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Dear Senator Bogdanoff,

Please accept this letter as my formal challenge to you to participate in a series of candidate debates for the District 34 State Senate seat.

I believe the differences between your voting record and mine on the issues important to the residents of District 34 are significant. Voters have the right to know where each of us stands on those issues.

The debate process is as old as our country and a part of the fabric of our Democracy.

It was Thomas Jefferson who said, “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” I couldn’t agree more.

In the interest of impartiality, I suggest that we look to our local newspapers and/or television stations as prospective debate hosts.

Your immediate response is requested so we can begin working on the logistics for the debates.


(Signed copy attached)

Senator Maria Lorts Sachs
Campaign of Maria Sachs
8185 Bridle Path
Boca Raton, FL 33496

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