According to Senator Burr, he is refusing to debate Ken Lewis on healthcare. His reasons are horse shit.
I wanted to let you know about 2 very important events coming up this week related to healthcare.
The first event is a live call in show on UNC-TV concerning the issue of healthcare. This event will be on Tuesday, August 25th at 9:00pm. I will be joined by Congressmen Watt, Etheridge, Price and Miller. I encourage you to call into the show to not only ask me about where I stand on the issue of healthcare, but where these other elected officials stand as well. You may submit questions in advance at, www.unctv.org, or by calling the program live at 1-877-885-4371.
You may or may not have heard about a debate challenge I issued to the 3 potential Democratic primary candidates for the U.S. Senate last week. Recently I received an invitation to debate Kenneth Lewis on the issue of healthcare. I responded to Mr. Lewis by stating I would be more than happy to debate on the issue of healthcare as long as Cal Cunningham and Secretary of State Elaine Marshall would participate as well. The people of North Carolina deserve to hear where the potential Democratic nominees stand on this crucial issue.
I asked my staff to reach out to the North Carolina Medical Society to see if they would be willing to host this debate. The Medial Society agreed to host the debate as long as all 3 would attend. Unfortunately, my office received word from Mr. Cunningham that he would not participate and we did not hear back from Secretary Marshall. Mr. Lewis did agree and I want to commend him for his willingness to let North Carolinians know where he stands on this issue. However, I made it clear that I would not engage in political stunts designed to elevate one candidate over the other. Instead I will be participating in a forum with Medical Society members to share with them my plan for healthcare. To learn more about my plan for healthcare please visit, www.burrforsenate.com.
United States Senator
The Richard Burr Committee
P.O. Box 5928
Winston-Salem, NC 27113-5928
'Nuff said. Lewis is ready and willing. Burr is the one hiding behind Cal Cunningham and Elaine Marshall.