HD-89: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) says thanks but no thanks to a debate with plucky Dem challenger Susan Spicka. He says he never received an invitation to a debate at Shippensburg University in the district, but wouldn’t agree to one anyway. “This is just another publicity stunt by my opponent and a few of her friends at Shippensburg University,” Kauffman wrote. “My opponent’s husband is an SU professor. Many of her campaign volunteers are SU professors and the professor’s union has formally endorsed her liberal agenda.” He said the pair’s July debate was the only one he would participate in.
Kauffman clearly does not want to repeat his Bobby Newport-esque performance from July, now that voters are actually tuned into the election.